STU Artist in Residence Named

David Adams Richards (Photo by Bruce Peters)

David Adams Richards has recently been named Artist in Residence at St Thomas University in Fredericton and is able to meet with writers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 2 – 4. If you wish to meet with Mr. Richards to discuss writing or to seek writing advice, please contact him at to arrange an appointment. Please do not email him

David Adams Richards is a Canadian novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet.

Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Richards has been a writer-in-residence at various universities and colleges across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick.  Richards has received numerous awards including 2 Gemini Awards for scriptwriting for Small Gifts and “For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down”, the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the Canadian Authors Association Award for his novel Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace. Richards is one of only three writers to have won in both the fiction and non-fiction categories of the Governor General’s Award. He won the 1988 fiction award for Nights Below Station Street and the 1998 non-fiction award for Lines on the Water: A Fisherman’s Life on the Miramichi. He was also a co-winner of the 2000 Giller Prize for Mercy Among the Children. In 2009, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick administers an annual David Adams Richards Prize for Fiction.