David Richards

Giller Prize-winning novelist and vocal advocate for the arts

  • Senator David Richards is well-known Canadian author who has written essays, novels, poetry and screenplays. Many of his writings have been translated into multiple languages and are studied in universities in Canada and the United States.
  • Richards has held positions as a writer-in-residence at many secondary schools across Canada. He has received honorary doctorates from three New Brunswick universities, as well as the Atlantic School of Theology. Richards has won the Governor General's Literary Award for his work in fiction and non-fiction — one of three individuals ever to do so.

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