Matthew Forsythe appointed to Writer in Residence at Concordia

“atthew Forsythe appointed to Mordecai Richler post at Concordia” / Montreal Gazette / Bill Brownstein / November 18, 2016

Matthew Forsythe has been named Concordia University’s Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence for 2017.

The acclaimed author, graphic artist and illustrator succeeds novelist, playwright and actor Anne-Marie MacDonald, who was the first to assume this residency.

Forsythe’s illustrations have appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among a host of other publications. While his literary genre is far different from that of Richler, the Montrealer feels there is a shared inspiration.

“Mordecai Richler embraced his roots, his city, his neighbourhood,” Forsythe said in a statement. “I also think Richler had a healthy distaste for authority and orthodoxy.”

Forsythe is expected to produce a series of digital dispatches on topics inspired by Richler’s work as well as by their shared hometown.

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