Richard Beard, writer, author, novelist, Sad Little Men, The Day That Went Missing, Acts of the Assassins, Becoming Drusilla, Manly Pursuits, UKRichard Beard, writer, author, novelist, Sad Little Men, The Day That Went Missing, Acts of the Assassins, Becoming Drusilla, Manly Pursuits, UKwriterRichard Beard, writer, author, novelist, Sad Little Men, The Day That Went Missing, Acts of the Assassins, Becoming Drusilla, Manly Pursuits, UKRichardBeard

Richard Beard’s six novels include Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones and Damascus, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In the UK he has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. His novel Acts of the Assassins was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, for books that ‘extend the possibilities of the novel form’. He is also the author of five works of narrative non-fiction, including his rugby memoir Muddied Oafs. The Day That Went Missing was shortlisted for the Folio Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and won the 2018 PEN Ackerley Award for literary autobiography.  In the US the book was a National Book Critics Circle finalist. His latest memoir/polemic is Sad Little Men, about private schools in Britain, which was a book of the year in the Times Literary Supplement and the Observer.

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Richard Beard on memoir

Watch out for Richard’s thoughts on whether memoir is cathartic in the next issue of the Society of Authors Author [...]

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One Fine Day

Richard will be talking with Ian Marchant about his fabulous book One Fine Day at Magic Books in Wendover on [...]

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Pinter on cricket

Richard Beard on Harold Pinter’s 250-word cricket book, The Catch, now available online as an editor’s choice at The Nightwatchman: [...]

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