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
The Kitschies Awards

So proud that my third novel, City of Circles, has been nominated for the red tentacle (novel) category for the Kitschies Awards. Previous winners have included Margaret Atwood, and the …Read More

Yellow Petals: The natural beauty of New Zealand

I can make new things become old friends just by looking at them for long enough. There’s the black-green feathers of a Tui as it drinks desperate nectar – its …Read More