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About Jess Richards

Welcome to my website. I’m Jess Richards, the author of Snake Ropes, which was longlisted for the Green Carnation Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award, 2012 and the Scottish Book Awards. My second novel, Cooking with Bones, was published in 2013.

Both novels are published by Sceptre, who have also published my third novel, City of Circles, in August 2017. City of Circles was shortlisted for the Kitschies Awards (novel category) in March 2018.

Pictures, Words & Tangles
PhD Project – conceptual art and creative writing: Transformed Books.

My academic background is in conceptual art and my professional career is as a novelist who has published three books. (Sceptre, Hodder & Stoughton 2012-17) This page is about the …Read More

The Ticks (story in progress)

This is my happy ever after. My husband and I own a farm between fir trees at the edge of an evergreen forest. The forest grows in straight lines which …Read More