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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 recently published my third full-length novel, City of Circles, in August 2017.

Pictures, Words & Tangles
To wake in a dark night and keep dreaming

In praise of kindness: words are dark weapons but kindness is a shining thing like the edges of the moon when blurred through clouds and it’s kindness, not its opposite, …Read More

Some days you just shouldn’t get out of bed

Some days you just shouldn’t get out of bed. Some days you just have to. Solution 1: take the bed with you wherever you go and stay in it. Solution …Read More