David Adams Richards
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David Adams Richards is a novelist, nonfiction writer and Canadian senator. He completed his first novel, The Keeping of Gusties, at the age of 20. His second novel, The Coming of Winter, was published in 1974. In 1988, Richard's novel Nights Below Station Street won the Governor General's Literary Award for English-language fiction. He was also nominated for Road to the Stilt House in 1985, For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down in 1993 and Mercy Among the Children in 2000. Mercy Among the Children won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Trillium Award. He received the Governor General's Literary Award for English-language nonfiction for his book Lines on the Water in 1998.
His 2006 novel The Friends of Meagre Fortune received the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2017, The Lost Highway was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He is also the author of Mary Cyr and Crimes Against My Brother.