Richard Calder

Richard Calder - novels

Richard Calder was born in 1956, in Whitechapel, London. In the mid seventies he read English Literature at the University of Sussex. After graduating he travelled extensively throughout South-East Asia and Australia and, upon returning to the UK, subsequently worked in bookselling, independent television and the American Embassy's press office. He became a full-time author in 1990 after moving from London to Nongkhai, Thailand, a border town overlooking Laos. In 1998 he moved to the Philippines, where he lived for some years in Baguio City. After returning to London, he currently resides in another 'East' his native East End.

His novels include the 'Dead' trilogy (Dead Girls, Dead Boys, Dead Things), Cythera, Frenzetta, The Twist, Malignos, Impakto, Lord Soho, and Babylon.

He is currently adapting his novel Dead Girls into a graphic novel, illustrated by Filipino artist Leonardo M Giron. Act I of the graphic novel, The Last of England has been serialised in the quarterly magazine Murky Depths Issue #9 to #12 and collected in a signed and numbered limited edition full-colour hardback.