David Adams Richards
Born in Newcastle, NB, David Adams Richards is one of Canada's distinguished writers. His recent novels Principles to Live By, Crimes Against My Brother and Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul were published to wide acclaim.
Author of the celebrated “Miramichi Trilogy”, Richards has won and been nominated for several prestigious literary prizes: The Lost Highway was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; Friends of Meagre Fortune won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book; and Mercy Among the Children won the Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Trillium Book Prize. He has also written four bestselling books of nonfiction: Lines on the Water, God Is, Facing the Hunter and Hockey Dreams. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2017 and is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of New Brunswick. His most recent novel, Mary Cyr, was published by Penguin RandomHouse in 2018.