The son of a Polish cavalry officer, Richard grew up in Australia before migrating to Quebec with his Canadian muse. In between, he chalked up more than 30 years as a journalist, foreign correspondent, diplomat and freelancer. An award-winning editor, he writes for newspapers, travel magazines, foundations, industry journals and IT companies. Richard also teaches part time at McGill University after working in China and Malaysia, with writing stays in India, Brazil, Lesbos and Malta. He now lives on a former vineyard in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.