Richard Ellis was born in Devon in 1969. Since studying for a Biochemistry degree at the University of Bath he has lived in East Anglia, Scotland, Italy, Devon and the Cotswolds, and has travelled widely. He now resides in the Fens.
Author of The Red City, his literary interests are centred on modern European fiction, but tempered by a love of the classics. His work focuses on the nature of truth, survival and identity.
He is currently working on his second novel The Book of Esther, which is told in many intertwining voices and styles.