David Adams Richards is one of Canada’s preeminent writers. He is one of few writers in the history of the Governor General’s Literary Awards to win in both the Fiction (Nights Below Station Street) and Literary Non-fiction (Lines on the Water) categories. Over his extensive career, his fiction has won the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English-Language Literary Arts, the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards for Author of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year. The author lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He will present Principles to Live By.