Harriet Richards’ creative reality was as a visual artist until an obstinate painting insisted on becoming a story. Her fiction has been featured on CBC Radio, and published in Canada and Wales, and her paintings have appeared on book covers in both countries. She lives in Saskatoon.
Richards’ novel, The Lavender Child, was finalist for the Fiction Award and won First Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards 1998; short story collection, Waiting for the Piano Tuner to Die, was finalist for Book of the Year in 2003; short story collection, The Pious Robber, was finalist for Book of the Year and won the Fiction Award 2013. She has edited books of fiction and literary essays for writers across the country.