|Born||Montreal, Quebec, Canada.|
Richler worked for many years as a radio documentary producer for the BBC Radio, representing the organization at the Prix Futura and winning a Sony Award before following in his father's footsteps and becoming a writer. After returning to Canada in 1998, he was the books editor and then the literary columnist for the National Post. His book, This is My Country, What's Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada, won the 2007 British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. The book is a literary travelogue and cultural portrait of the country, for which he interviewed novelists and storytellers from Newfoundland to British Columbia and the Inuit Arctic. He also produced and presented a ten-part series for the CBC Radio program Ideas based on his research.
Richler has written about the making of the film version of his father's book Barney's Version, released in September 2010 with Paul Giamatti in the title role. He has contributed to numerous publications in Britain, including The Guardian, Punch and The Daily Telegraph, and in Canada, the The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Saturday Night, the Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail.
He lives in Toronto with his wife, House of Anansi publisher Sarah MacLachlan. Richler stood as a candidate for the New Democratic Party of Canada in the Toronto electoral district of St. Paul's in the 2015 federal election.
- "Author Noah Richler plans to run for NDP in Liberal-dominated Toronto riding". National Post. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
- Noah Richler profile at McLelland.com