Canadian author Nancy Richler, whose third novel, The Imposter Bride (2012), was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, died January 18, the CBC reported. She was 60. Her other works include Throwaway Angels (1996), which was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel, and Your Mouth Is Lovely, winner of the 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction.
"Nancy was an elegant writer whose work resonated deeply with readers," said Iris Tuplholme, her editor at HarperCollins Canada. "She had an extraordinary ability to see into the human heart to create complex characters who survived war, displacement and loss but who also cherished beauty and kindness and searched for happiness."
Anna Porter, one of the 2012 Giller jurors, told Quillblog: "I found The Imposter Bride to be that unusual combination: beautiful writing and a riveting story. I am sorry Nancy Richler will not be writing another novel."