I will show you fear in a handful of dust


  • David Adams Richards

Author Biography

David Adams Richards

David Adams Richards is an acclaimed novelist, essayist, screenwriter, poet, and Canadian Senator who has been named as one of the world’s fifty most essential Catholic thinkers by The Tablet. His writings have been translated into twelve languages and are part of the curriculum of Canadian and US universities. He has been a writer-in-residence at several universities and colleges across Canada and has received honorary doctorates from three New Brunswick universities and the Atlantic School of Theology. He is one of only three writers to have won in both the fiction and non-fiction categories of the Governor General’s Literary Award; he was a co-winner of the 2000 Giller Prize for his novel Mercy Among the Children; and he has received numerous other prestigious awards, including the Canada-Australia Literary Prize, two Gemini Awards for scriptwriting, the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Canadian Authors Association Award, the regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize award, and the 2011 Matt Cohen Award for a distinguished lifetime of contribution to Canadian literature. He is a member of the Order of New Brunswick and the Order of Canada. The Writers’ Union of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University have established annual awards in Mr. Richards’s name.