Richard Skinner is the author of four novels. His first, ‘The Red Dancer’, was published by Faber and has been translated into seven languages. A translation of his second, ‘The Velvet Gentleman’, was shortlisted in France for the Prix Livres & Musiques. For his third novel, ‘The Darks’, he was awarded an ACE Writers’ Award. He has written a writer’s handbook entitled ‘Fiction Writing’ (Hale). His poetry collection, ‘the light user scheme’, will be published in 2013 by Smokestack. For many years, Richard has been an Associate Tutor at Goldsmiths College, London, where he teaches on the MA Creative & Life Writing. He is Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy and a tutor on its six-month ‘Writing a Novel’ course.
Richard will be on the Faber Academy panel on How to Get Published the 27th of March at 5.30pm.