Richard Milward was born in 1984 in Middlesbrough, UK. His debut novel, Apples, was published by Faber & Faber in 2007 to great critical acclaim in the UK, receiving accolades from such folk as Irvine Welsh (“One of the best books I’ve ever read about being young, working-class and British”) and Lauren Laverne (“Funny, tragic, and transcendent”). His second novel, Ten Storey Love Song, was released in the UK by Faber & Faber in February 2009, and was chosen as one of Waterstone’s New Voices 2009. To date, his books have been translated into 7 different languages (Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Hebrew, and Romanian).
His writing (both fiction and nonfiction) has appeared in The Face, Dazed, & Confused, Arena, Vice, The Guardian, Loops, Le Gun, and other publications. In June 2008, Richard graduated from Byam Shaw at Central St Martin’s College of Art, London, with a degree in Fine Art. He has exhibited his artwork at Waterstone’s bookshops across the UK, as well as the bonny, bohemian Amuti Gallery, in London.