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Beyond the Book ... with Richard Milward
  • Beyond the Book ... with Richard Milward

  • Friday 21 June 2024

  • 6.00pm - 8.00pm

  • Library

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Beyond the Book ... with Richard Milward

Ever wanted to meet or chat with your favourite author? We’ve gathered together Teesside University graduate authors for our new Beyond the Book series.

Open to all, join us for enjoyable evenings hearing from acclaimed and emerging authors as they discuss their latest work.

Formats will vary event to event, but with an opportunity to hear what inspires our authors and the opportunity for discussion with like-minded bookworms – we look forward to welcoming you! Light refreshments provided.

If you love books, you'll love to get under the covers with this new event series!

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin…

Richard Milward (Honorary Graduate, Doctor of Letters, 2013) was born and bred in Middlesbrough, but now an accomplished and successful author and a proud honorary graduate of Teesside University. Starting back in 2007, his debut novel Apples (Faber) was published when Richard was the tender age of twenty-two, to great critical acclaim. Richard's second novel Ten Storey Love Song (Faber) was released in 2009, receiving accolades from such folk as Irvine Welsh ('a major talent') and Lauren Laverne ('astounding'). Both novels have been adapted for the stage: Apples in 2010 by Northern Stage/Company of Angels, and Ten Storey Love Song in 2016 by Middle Child Hull. Both toured extensively and won awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Richard's third novel Kimberly's Capital Punishment was published in 2012, picked as a Time Out Book of the Week and heralded by The List as one of the Best Books of 2012. The novel is a sextuple-ended black comedy, following a girl's fated attempts at 'unadulterated altruism' in a nightmarish vision of our nation's Capital.
In March 2023, White Rabbit published Richard’s fourth novel, Man-Eating Typewriter, alongside reissues of his previous three books. The novel received accolades from the Telegraph (‘deserves to be boosted by a prize or two’), the Literary Review (‘a phenomenal achievement’) and the Guardian (‘a genuinely exhilarating entertainment’), and was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2023.

To date, Richard's books have been translated into nine different languages (Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Romanian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Turkish).
Richard's writing (fiction and non-fiction) has appeared in The Face, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Arena, .Cent, Vice, The Quietus, Loops, Le Gun, Bare Bones, It's Nice That, Middlesbrough FC fanzine Fly Me To The Moon and others. He has also written catalogue essays for Damien Hirst, music photographer Kevin Cummins, artist Johannes Albers, illustrator Neal Fox, as well as the liner notes for the Azusa Plane retrospective, Where the Sands Turn to Gold. His occasional excursions in journalism include interviews with Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember of Spectrum/Spacemen 3, TOY and Olympic boxing gold medallist, Luke Campbell.

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