I am Richard V. Hirst. I am an office worker based in Manchester and also, improbably, an award-winning writer. Hello.
I am Fiction Editor at Bare Fiction magazine, and my latest book is We Were Strangers, an anthology of stories, edited by me, each of which take their title and inspiration from a track on Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures.
I'm also the co-author of The Night Visitors, a novella told entirely via an exchange of emails, and Bus Station: Unbound, a choose-your-own-adventure-style novel set in Preston Bus Station.
Coming out next year is another book, Plunge Hill, a disturbing case study in clinical psychology originally released in 1972 by The Eden Society, an obscure horror publisher, which I've spent the past year working hard to 'edit' for republication.
I'm also one of the founders of Curious Tales, an independent publishing co-operative. 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.