Richard is a writer who has worked in the book industry for almost 30 years. He has published two novels: A Death at the University and Accounting for a Crime. Prior to becoming a writer he was a bookseller, beginning his career at Classic Bookshops in Montreal, where he managed the company’s main store. He subsequently became the territorial manager for Eastern Canada and the United States, supervising the management of bookstores from Ottawa to St. John’s in Canada and in New York City, Cleveland, and Palm Beach in the United States.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Booksellers Association, including one term as its president, in which capacity he devoted most of his time to government relations. He served one year on the National Council of the Writers’ Union of Canada. Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Concordia University and a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Rochester. He reports on books twice a weekly on CBC radio in Montreal.