Richard Skinner is the author of the novels The Red Dancer, Le gentleman de velours (shortlisted in France for the Prix Livres&Musiques) and The Darks. He has also written a writer's handbook entitled Fiction Writing (Hale).
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 Skinner is the author of a previous novel, The Red Dancer, which was translated into seven languages. He has also published a collection of poetry, the light user scheme, and a writer's handbook, Fiction Writing. A translation of The Velvet Gentleman was shortlisted in France for the Prix Livres&Musiques. He is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy.