Richard’s Bio

Richard was raised on a dairy farm in north Pembrokeshire, and lived for a number of years in Sydney, Australia in his early twenties. Following a degree and masters degree in Development Studies from Exeter University and LSE respectively, Richard worked as a technical writer at the newly-created Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, in Geneva, Switzerland.
In later years, Richard moved into the restaurant industry, co-founding Switzerland’s Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Company and Cardiff’s The Grazing Shed. His on-going food industry work has been balanced more recently with creative writing courses with Anjali Joseph and Monique Roffey (UEA) and his current mentor, Daren King.

Richard’s debut novel, Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave, was published by Graffeg in 2018.

The Sheriff of Geneva is Richard’s second novel.

Richard Williams