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 collection of essays, reviews & interviews Vade Mecum (Zer0) and a biography The Busby Babes (Urbane). His work has been nominated for prizes and is published in seven languages.
His poems have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies such as Faber's First Pressings, Poems in a Liminal Age and The Long White Thread of Words: Poems for John Berger 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 the Square Chapel in Halifax, The Albert in Huddersfield, Leicester Shindig, Peckham Pelican, Brixton Bookjam, Rich Mix, Cafe Oto, Kew Gardens, Royal Geographical Society and at #VanguardOnTour in Grasmere, Birmingham, Hay-on-Wye, Manchester, Leeds & Norwich. 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.