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David Adams Richards

David Adams Richards was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick. His celebrated body of work has earned numerous awards and accolades to date, most notably for his prose, poetry, novels, and screenplays. All examine the fundamental conflict between individual conscience and truth versus community, history, and perceptions.

Adams Richards recent novels include River of the Brokenhearted (2003), a depiction of a family whose fortunes rise and fall with the success of its movie theatres, The Friends of Meager Fortune (2006), an exploration of the dying days of the lumber industry, which won the Commonwealth Prize (Canada and the Caribbean), and The Lost Highway (2007), a suspenseful story of greed, betrayal, and Murder. Lines on the Water, about fishing on the Miramichi, won the Governor General’s Award for non-fiction in 1998, making Richards one of a very select group; he is only the third person to win Governor General literary awards in two different categories. The first novel in his Miramichi trilogy, Nights Below Station Street, received the Governor Generals Award for fiction in 1988. Mercy Among the Children was co-winner of the Giller Prize in 2000. It has also won the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for both novel of the year and author of the year in 2001.

David Adams Richards, né en 1950 à Newcastle, au Nouveau-Brunswick, est un auteur prolifique : il a fait paraître treize romans, un recueil de nouvelles ainsi que trois essais. Son succès critique et commercial ne cesse de s’accroître. Le roman Road to the Stilt House a été mis en nomination pour un Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général en 1985, et en 1988 l’auteur recevait cette même distinction pour Nights Below Station Street, premier volet de sa trilogie du Miramichi. Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace a été primé par la Canadian Authors Association en 1991, et trois ans plus tard, For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down a valu à Richards la récompense littéraire Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize.

Les œuvres plus tardives de Richards sont tout aussi bien reçues par la critique. En 1998, son essai Lines on the Water sur la pêche à la ligne dans le Miramichi est honoré du Prix du Gouverneur général, et il se place dès lors au sein d’un groupe enviable : il est seulement le troisième auteur à obtenir la prestigieuse récompense dans deux catégories. En 2000, Mercy Among the Children [La Malédiction Henderson] remporte ex aequo le Giller Prize et, en 2001, la Canadian Booksellers Association récompense Richards du Prix Libris dans les catégories roman de l’année et auteur de l’année. Parmi ses romans les plus récents, on compte River of the Brokenhearted (2003), les hauts et les bas d’une famille au fil des succès et des défaites d’une salle de cinéma; The Friends of Meager Fortune (2006), qui explore de la fin de l’ère de l’industrie forestière, qui a valu à son auteur le Prix du Commonwealth pour la région du Canada et des Caraïbes; et The Lost Highway (2007), une intrigante histoire d’avarice, de trahison et de meurtre.

Books by David Adams Richards

Darkness

by (author) David Adams Richards

Wild Green Light

by (author) David Adams Richards & Margo Wheaton

Murder

And Other Essays

by (author) David Adams Richards

Lines on the Water

A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi

by (author) David Adams Richards

Hockey Dreams

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) David Adams Richards

Mary Cyr

by (author) David Adams Richards

God Is

My Search for Faith in a Secular World

by (author) David Adams Richards
read by Bernard Setaro Clark

Principles To Live By

by (author) David Adams Richards

River of the Brokenhearted

A Novel

by (author) David Adams Richards

Crimes Against My Brother

by (author) David Adams Richards

Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul

by (author) David Adams Richards

Blood Ties

by (author) David Adams Richards
afterword by Merna Summers

Lives of Short Duration

by (author) David Adams Richards
afterword by Alistair MacLeod

The Coming of Winter

by (author) David Adams Richards
afterword by Rick Hillis

Extraordinary Canadians Lord Beaverbrook

A Penguin Lives Biography

by (author) David Adams Richards

Playing the Inside Out / Le jeu des apparences

by (author) David Adams Richards

God Is.

My Search for Faith in a Secular World

by (author) David Adams Richards

The Lost Highway

by (author) David Adams Richards

The Friends of Meager Fortune

by (author) David Adams Richards

The Christmas Tree

Two Tales For The Holidays

by (author) David Adams Richards

Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace

by (author) David Adams Richards
afterword by Wayne Johnston

For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down

by (author) David Adams Richards
afterword by Joan Clark

The Bay of Love and Sorrows

by (author) David Adams Richards

Mercy Among the Children

by (author) David Adams Richards

Hope In The Desperate Hour

by (author) David Adams Richards

Nights Below Station Street

by (author) David Adams Richards