I am Richard V. Hirst. I am an office worker based in Manchester and also, improbably, an award-winning writer. Hello.
I am Contributing Editor at Confingo and Fiction Editor at Bare Fiction magazine. 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 later this year is Plunge Hill, a disturbing case study in clinical psychology originally published in 1972 by, curiously, an obscure horror publisher called The Eden Society. I've spent the past year or so working hard to 'edit' it for reissue.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.