Emma Richler (born 1961) is a British/Canadian writer.[1]

Emma Richler
Years active2000s-present
Known forSister Crazy, Feed My Dear Dogs
RelativesMordecai Richler, father
Jacob Richler, brother
Noah Richler, brother
Daniel Richler, brother


Born in London, England, she is the daughter of author Mordecai Richler.[2] She moved with her family to Montreal, Quebec in 1972. She briefly attended the University of Toronto before transferring to Universite de Provence to complete her education.[3][4]

She first worked as an actress, performing in stage, film and television roles in both Canada and England until 1996,[4][5] and later worked in publishing before publishing her debut short story collection Sister Crazy in 2001.[2] The book was a shortlisted nominee for the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize in 2002.

Her first novel, Feed My Dear Dogs, was published in 2005.[6] Her second, Be My Wolff, was published in 2017.[7]


  1. ^ "In the family business: It's in the Blood". Edmonton Journal, 27 May 2001.
  2. ^ a b "And Emma makes five: Sister Crazy joins `an embarrassment of Richlers'". Ottawa Citizen, 6 May 2001.
  3. ^ "This Richler shuns the light: Emma Richler loves writing but not the `unnatural' job of self-promotion". Montreal Gazette, 19 May 2001.
  4. ^ a b "Contemporary Authors Online". Biography in Context. Gale. 2003. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Another Richler takes up the quill ; Emma's writing has family parallels". Toronto Star, 1 February 2001.
  6. ^ "Like life only different". Ottawa Citizen, 20 March 2005.
  7. ^ "Be My Wolff by Emma Richler". Quill & Quire, April 2017.