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 numerous publications including Amaryllis, And Other Poems, Black Light Engine Room, Brand, 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, Curious Arts Festival, Swindon Poetry Festival, the Tabernacle in Talgarth, the Square Chapel in Halifax, the Margate Bookie, the Poetry Cafe, the Saison Poetry Library, Lauderdale House, Peckham Pelican, Camberwell Arts Festival, Brixton Bookjam, Rich Mix and Cafe Oto. 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.