Edward Riche is the author of the novels Rare Birds, The Nine Planets, Easy to Like, and Today I learned it was You. He has scripted for television, three feature films, and six plays. His articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Macleans, and The Walrus. He has received five Writers Guild of Canada Awards, the Actra National Radio Award, the Winterset and Thomas Raddell Prizes for Literature, and an Atlantic Journalism Award. In 2004, Riche was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Artist of the Year. He lives in St. John’s.