Eric Wright (born 4 May 1929) is a Canadian writer of mystery novels.
Born in London, England, Wright immigrated to Canada in 1951. He attended the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto.
Four of his novels have been awarded the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, among them The Night the Gods Smiled, which also received the 1984 City of Toronto Book Award. In 1998, Wright received the Derrick Murdoch Award for lifetime contributions to Canadian crime writing.