author, children’s fantasy novel Melody’s Unicorn; writer and academic
Richard’s children’s fantasy novel Melody’s Unicorn will be published in May 2018. He was born in Somerset, where be dragons, so he is used to magic lying just beyond the fringes of the visible world. In later life he lived for a while in London, but never saw unicorns so he moved to Kent and became an English teacher. He is a medievalist, specialising in Anglo-Saxon and medieval literature and arts. He now divides his time between academic work – he has published several study guides to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales – and writing novels, poetry and short stories. He also gives talks on anything from Beowulf to T.S.Eliot and Lana Del Rey.
Visit Richard’s website at rnswan.com
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