David Adams Richards was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1950. While still in his mid-teens, he decided to become a professional writer, a commitment he has maintained with steadfast determination ever since, producing steadily with sustained high quality in a variety of genres throughout his adult life. Best known for his thirteen novels, Richards has also received major awards for his book-length personal reflections on sports and for his screenplays. Stubbornly individualistic and courageously independent, Richards has positioned himself outside his country’s intellectual and artistic mainstream; wary of political correctness and skeptical of progressive social ideas, he has made the innate decency, courage, and o…
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Connor, Herbert William. "David Adams Richards". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 May 2010
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