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David Adams Richards, CM, ONB (born 17 October 1950) is a Canadian novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Richards left St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, three credits shy of completing a BA. Richards has been a writer-in-residence at various universities and colleges across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick. He is currently the Artist in Residence at St. Thomas University. The Writers' Federation of New Brunswick administers an annual David Adams Richards Prize for Fiction.

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  • David Adams Richards, CM, ONB (born 17 October 1950) is a Canadian novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Richards left St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, three credits shy of completing a BA. Richards has been a writer-in-residence at various universities and colleges across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick. He is currently the Artist in Residence at St. Thomas University. The Writers' Federation of New Brunswick administers an annual David Adams Richards Prize for Fiction.
  • David Adams Richard (né le 17 octobre 1950) est un auteur canadien. Il est né à Newcastle, au Nouveau-Brunswick, et il est un auteur de fiction, de scénarios et de poésie. Il est diplômé de l'Université Saint-Thomas à Fredericton. Richard est l'un des trois écrivains à avoir remporté le Prix du Gouverneur général dans les deux catégories fiction et non-fiction, la première avec Nights Below Station Street en 1988 et la deuxième avec Lines on the Water : a Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi en 1998.
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  • David Adams Richards, CM, ONB (born 17 October 1950) is a Canadian novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Richards left St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, three credits shy of completing a BA. Richards has been a writer-in-residence at various universities and colleges across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick. He is currently the Artist in Residence at St. Thomas University. Richards has received numerous awards including 2 Gemini Awards for scriptwriting for Small Gifts and "For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down", the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the Canadian Authors Association Award for his novel Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace. Richards is one of only three writers to have won in both the fiction and non-fiction categories of the Governor General's Award. He won the 1988 fiction award for Nights Below Station Street and the 1998 non-fiction award for Lines on the Water: A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi. He was also a co-winner of the 2000 Giller Prize for Mercy Among the Children. In 2009, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to the Canadian literary scene as an essayist, screenwriter and writer of fiction and non-fiction". In 2011 he received the Matt Cohen Prize. In 1971, he married the former Peggy McIntyre. They have two sons, John Thomas Richards and Anton Richards, and reside in Fredericton as of December 2012. The Writers' Federation of New Brunswick administers an annual David Adams Richards Prize for Fiction. Richards' papers are currently housed at the University of New Brunswick. In 2014, the Halifax singer-songwriter Dan MacCormack released an album of songs inspired by Richards' novels, called Symphony of Ghosts. The title was taken from a line in Mercy Among the Children.
  • David Adams Richard (né le 17 octobre 1950) est un auteur canadien. Il est né à Newcastle, au Nouveau-Brunswick, et il est un auteur de fiction, de scénarios et de poésie. Il est diplômé de l'Université Saint-Thomas à Fredericton. David Adams Richards a reçu de nombreuses récompenses, dont un Gemini Award pour l'écriture de Small Gifts ; la récompense Alden Nowlan dans la catégorie Excellence dans les Arts ; la récompense de association des auteurs canadiens (Canadian Authors Association) pour son roman Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace. Il remporta également, avec un associé, en 2000, le Prix Giller pour Mercy Among The Children. Richard est l'un des trois écrivains à avoir remporté le Prix du Gouverneur général dans les deux catégories fiction et non-fiction, la première avec Nights Below Station Street en 1988 et la deuxième avec Lines on the Water : a Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi en 1998.
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