Children's Fiction & Non-Fiction

Richard Pickard

Agent: Lauren Gardner

Richard’s debut middle grade novel, Something Fishy, won the inaugural Chairman’s Choice prize as part of The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2019. It will be published by Chicken House in 2021.

Richard grew up in Hertfordshire and graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Film & Literature. After moving to London to begin a career in fashion, he went on to join the press office of magazine publisher Condé Nast. He now works as a freelance publicist.

Richard’s love of books and storytelling started at a very young age. He writes in a notebook in his spare time, on trains and at the beach hut near his grandmother’s seaside home.

When he isn’t writing Richard loves wild swimming, West End musicals, country pubs, seaside towns and 90s pop culture. He also gets way too invested in both The Oscars and Eurovision. He lives with his partner in north London.