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Richard Lambert writes poetry and fiction. His poetry collection Night Journey was published in 2012, and his poems have appeared in The Spectator, the TLS, and The Forward Anthology 2014. He is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at UEA. His short story ‘The Hazel Twig and the Olive Tree’ was shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, and he is working on a novel.

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Richard Lambert was born in London in 1971. He writes poetry and fiction.

His poetry pamphlet The Magnolia was published in 2008 and his poetry collection Night Journey was published in 2012. He is the recipient of an Arts Council award to write a new collection.

His poems have appeared in The Spectator, the TLSPoetry ReviewPoetry Ireland ReviewPN ReviewThe RialtoThe Yellow Nib, and have been anthologised in The Forward Anthology 2014The Poetry Cure, and Lung Jazz.

In fiction, Richard graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at UEA with a distinction. His short story ‘The Hazel Twig and the Olive Tree’ was longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, and he was a runner-up in the Bridport Prize for his short story ‘Turtles’.

His YA novel The Wolf Road was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award for unpublished debut novelists, and he is currently working on a new novel for adults.

In 2016, he won a place on Escalator, a talent development scheme for writers in the east of England, run by Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Richard has a PhD from the University of Bristol. His thesis was on stories from medieval Paris about landscapes in northern France. He has worked in higher education, local government, and the NHS, and is an experienced creative writing tutor. He lives in Norwich.

Richard is represented by Charles Walker at United Agents.

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