Crimes Against My Brother

Crimes Against My Brother David Adams Richards

Port Medway Readers’ Festival: David Adams Richards

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Join David Adams Richards on Aug. 15 for the final event for the Port Medway Readers’ Festival. Richards will be reading from his novel Crimes Against My Brother at 7p.m. at the Old Meeting House in Port Medway, N.S.. Tickets are $20.00 per person, per event.  A festival sponsorship, which includes two tickets to each of the three author readings, is available for $175.00.  (Please note…

Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia announces East Coast Literary Awards short list

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Awards celebrate a diversity of regional voices in non-fiction, poetry and fiction The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia released the short list for the 2015 East Coast Literary Awards this morning. These three awards celebrate and promote excellence in writing from Atlantic Canada. The Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, valued at $25,000, is one of  Canada’s largest literary prizes. It was established by Raddall himself and…

Crimes Against My Brother David Adams Richards

Richards paints a vivid picture of bleak lives

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Early in David Adams Richards’ latest novel, his narrator notes that his three strong, male, blue-collar rural protagonists are “smarter, more resilient and more joyful” than his middle-class, left-leaning students. He proceeds to paint a vivid picture of these men’s bleak lives, deceptions, personal and moral failings, and how they’re interwoven with the collusion of government and a multinational forestry corporation that kills their hometown. The…