Mordecai Richler's novels inlcude St Urbain's Horseman, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Apprenticesip of Duddy Kravitz, Cocksure and Joshua Then and Now. He is also the author of the children's books Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang and Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur, as well as two essay collections, Hunting Tigers Under Glass and Home Sweet Home. He lived in London for twenty years, where he wrote for the New Statesman, Encounter, London Magazine and sveeral national newspapers. In 1972 he returned to Canada with his wife and five chidlren, and now lives in Montreal, where he was born. Solomon Gursky was Here, his most recent novel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1990 and won the Commmonwealth Writers Prize in 1990.