Richard Skinner is the author of three novels, all published by Faber & Faber, three books of non-fiction and two poetry collections. His most recent books are a poetry pamphlet, Terrace (Smokestack), and a collection of essays, reviews & interviews Vade Mecum (Zer0). His work has been nominated for prizes and is published in seven languages.
His poems have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies including Amaryllis, And Other Poems, Bare Fiction, Black Light Engine Room, Elbow Room, Faber's First Pressings, The Fat Damsel, The High Window, The Interpreter’s House, Magma, NOSH, Poems for a Liminal Age, Proletarian Poetry and have been longlisted for the National Poetry Competition. He is also the editor of poetry anthologies #1PoetryAnthology & #2PoetryAnthology (Vanguard Editions, 2014 & 2016) and The Ecchoing Green: Poems Inspired by William Blake (The Big Blake Project, 2015).
Most recently, Richard has made appearances at Exeter Uncut, Swindon Poetry Festival, the Square Chapel in Halifax, The Albert in Huddersfield, the Margate Bookie, Peckham Pelican, Camberwell Arts Festival, Brixton Bookjam, Rich Mix, Cafe Oto and at #VanguardOnTour in Grasmere, Birmingham and Hay-on-Wye. He has appeared at international festivals in Ireland, Greece, Turkey and Brazil.
Richard is Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy and a tutor on its six-month 'Writing a Novel' course. He also runs Vanguard Readings and its publishing arm Vanguard Editions.