Bio / Press


Richard Owain Roberts was born in a field on Ynys Môn and now lives in Cardiff, Wales. He studied English Literature at the University of Manchester before joining the Creative Writing MA programme at LJMU. His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in a variety of places in print, online, and radio.

Richard is the winner of the 2019 PENfro Festival Short Fiction Prize, as judged by Niall Griffiths.


Hello Friend We Missed You (Parthian Books, forthcoming May 2020)

All The Places We Lived (Parthian Books, 2015)


‘The Welsh David Foster Wallace’ –  Srdjan Srdic


‘An inimitable, substantial prose stylist – and by far the funniest contemporary British writer around’ – Bill Broady


‘Elegant, contemporary, fun’ – Chris Killen (In Real Life and The Bird Room)

‘Unique, charming, eclectic, a writer to watch’ – Buzz Magazine

‘Lean prose balances starkness with unique lyricism… snapshots of what it means to be human’ – Sabotage Reviews

‘Darkly comic… an insightful and enjoyable debut’ – Workshy Fop

‘One of Wales’ freshest literary talents’ – Wales Arts Review


Twitter @RichOwainRobs

Instagram @richardowainroberts


Interview w/ Plastik Magazine 

Interview w/ Wales Arts Review

Interview w/ Parthian Books