Richard B. Wright, Canadian novelist, Died at 79


Richard B. Wright was born on March 4, 1937, in Midland, Ontario and died on February 7, 2017.

He was a Canadian novelist.

Wright was known for his break-through 2001 novel Clara Callan, which won three major literary awards in Canada: The Giller Prize, the Trillium Book Award, and the Governor General’s Award.

His parents were Laverne and Laura (née Thomas).

He graduated from Midland high school in 1956, and attended and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in the area of Radio and TV arts in 1959.

Wright worked briefly within local newspapers and radio stations as a copywriter before becoming an assistant editor for Macmillan Canada in 1960.

Richard B. Wright passed away at 79 years old.