A UBC film studies librarian, Richard Payment's first novel is For Want of Wonders (daisyamerica, New York, 2015). A large section of the book takes place in Prince George, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver.

He has studied both film production and creative writing, and has travelled extensively in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and India.

He lives in North Vancouver.

[BCBW 2015] "QCI"