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 publications including Amaryllis, And Other Poems, Black Light Engine Room, Brand, Dark Matter, Elbow Room, Faber's First Pressings, HARK, Haverthorn, The High Window, Hinterland, The Interpreter’s House, Magma, Pieced Work, Poetry Bay, Proletarian Poetry, South, Staple, The Stare's Nest, Woven Tale and Writers’ Hub and have been longlisted for the National Poetry Competition. He is also the editor of two poetry anthologies: #1PoetryAnthology (Vanguard Editions, 2014) 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 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.