A Life with Words

By Richard B. Wright

As a watchful boy growing up in small town Ontario, Richard B. Wright gradually discovered he saw the world through different eyes. In Wright’s signature, enveloping voice, he tells of the ups and downs of his writing career—and the sometimes crippling depression that haunted him.

From the award-winning author of Clara Callan comes a revelatory and moving memoir that offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the writer’s craft and celebrates the essential role storytelling plays in our lives.

Richard B. Wright is the author of twelve novels and has won the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award, and the CBA Libris Awards for Author and Book of the Year. Many of his novels have been bestsellers and his most recent one, Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard, was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

He lives in St. Catharines with his wife, Phyllis.