David Adams Richards


Born
in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
October 17, 1950

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David Adams Richards (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, one course shy of completing a B.A. Richards has been a writer-in-residence at various universities and colleges across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick.

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 categori
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Average rating: 3.76 · 9,034 ratings · 779 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mercy Among the Children

3.81 avg rating — 5,149 ratings — published 2000 — 22 editions
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Nights Below Station Street

3.72 avg rating — 526 ratings — published 1988 — 9 editions
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The Friends of Meager Fortune

3.78 avg rating — 474 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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River of the Brokenhearted

3.66 avg rating — 447 ratings — published 2003 — 15 editions
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The Bay of Love and Sorrows

3.83 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Crimes Against My Brother

3.60 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Lost Highway

3.38 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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Incidents in the Life of Ma...

4.01 avg rating — 217 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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For Those Who Hunt the Woun...

3.79 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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3.81 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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“There is no worse flaw in man's character than that of wanting to belong.”
David Adams Richards, Mercy Among the Children

“[...]no one can do an injury to you without doing an injury to themselves.”
David Adams Richards, Mercy Among the Children

“What should I get from books?” Alcide asked in French.

That you are not alone — even along this broken tractor road. You need to know nothing else,” my father answered in French.”
David Adams Richards, Mercy Among the Children
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