RICHARD PRICE is an acclaimed poet and novelist. His books are about memory, love, and family relationships -- and the modern world's breathless rate of change. He is Head of Contemporary British Collections at the British Library, London.
***LATEST NEWS***/// In January 2017 Richard Price will release his latest poetry collection, MOON FOR SALE -- poems set against global crisis, where even the Moon is at risk of auction. It is a book of uncanny dreams: shape-shifting, sensual, and dark. ///***
Price's award-winning collection SMALL WORLD charts the changing relationship between a father and his daughters. It concludes with a sequence recounting a catastrophe which brings all the lives in the book into perspective.
LUCKY DAY was shortlisted for the Whitbread (now Costa) poetry prize and contains "Hedge Sparrows" the poem which represented the UK in the Olympics, as well as the acclaimed sequence "Hand Held" about his disabled daughter Katie, who has Angelman Syndrome.
His novel THE ISLAND follows a father and his daughter in a stolen car towards, it appears, the end of the world: "Understated yet devastating, controlled yet unpredictable - The Island is a story of rare qualities that many writers aim for and few achieve. Read it - it'll be one of the most beautiful nightmares you'll ever have." -- Toby Litt.