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Richard Beard

Curious, experimental, mashed-up

Born in Swindon, England. Based in Oxford, England, UK

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Fiction

Non-fiction

Languages spoken

English

French

About

Richard Beard's six novels include Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones and Damascus, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His most recent novel, Acts of the Assassins, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and he is the author of four books of narrative non-fiction, including the 2017 memoir The Day That Went Missing.

Formerly Director of The National Academy of Writing in London, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo, and has a Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia.


Words as Words: Richard Beard from It's Nice That on Vimeo.

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Bibliography

The Day That Went Missing, 2017, Harvill Secker

Acts of the Assassins, 2015, Harvill Secker

Lazarus is Dead, 2011, Harvill Secker

Becoming Drusilla, 2009, Harvill Secker

Manly Pursuits, 2006, Yellow Jersey

Dry Bones, 2004, Secker and Warburg

Muddied Oafs, 2003, Yellow Jersey

The Cartoonist, 2000, Bloomsbury

Damascus, 1998, Flamingo HarperCollins

X 20, 1996, Flamingo HarperCollins