Edward Riche - Biography

Edward Riche is one of Newfoundland’s most versatile and funny writers. In addition to being a celebrated novelist, Riche is known for his radio, television and stage work. His first novel, Rare Birds, was published in 1997 and in 2001 was adapted into a movie, for which Riche wrote the screenplay. The Nine Planets (2004), Riche’s second novel, was the winner of the Winterset Award and the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. When it comes to television and radio, Riche has had an extensive relationship with the CBC. He has written for CBC Radio’s The Great Eastern and Sunny Days and Nights and has contributed to CBC Television’s comedy show Made in Canada. While it was Rare Birds that saw most widespread success in terms of Riche’s film work, he has previously written the movie script for the National Film Board-produced Secret Nation, a 1992 feature film about a conspiracy behind Newfoundland joining confederation. Riche’s plays include Possible Maps and List of Lights. He currently lives in St. John’s.