Richard Pierce's debut novel, Dead Men, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award in 2012.
He was born in Doncaster in 1960. He has lived in 21 different places since, including London, Cambridge, Germany and Norway. He still prefers moving around to staying still.
Educated in England and Germany, he speaks English, German, and Norwegian, which can be confusing for those around him, but helps with research for his writing. He administers 2 grant-making charities.
Richard has lived in Suffolk since 2006, and has no immediate plans to leave. He is married, has four children, a cat, a 1966 Triumph Spitfire, a collection of epees, and thousands of books in boxes.
He also writes poetry and paints.