I am Richard V. Hirst. I am an office worker based in Manchester and also, improbably, an award-winning writer. Hello.
My latest book is Waiting for the Gift, an anthology of stories, each of which takes its title and inspiration from a track on David Bowie's 1977 album Low.
Before that I edited We Were Strangers, an anthology of stories, each of which responded in the same way to Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures. I also co-edited Writing the Uncanny, a collection of essays on crafting strange and unsettling fiction.
I'm also the co-author of a bunch of spooky novels with Jenn Ashworth: Plunge Hill, The Night Visitors and Bus Station: Unbound, a choose-your-own-adventure-style tale set in Preston Bus Station.
I'm also one of the people behind Curious Tales, an independent publishing collective. Elsewhere, I've had my work published in The Big Issue, Time Out and The Guardian amongst others.
If you'd like to get in touch with me you can do so by emailing: email@example.com
I'm always interested in writing projects, teaching opportunities, public readings and unsettling emails from mysterious strangers.
Help a struggling down-and-out just about scrape by.