Richard Lambert

Poet, Writer for young adults


Richard Lambert is a prizewinning writer of fiction and poetry. His debut novel The Wolf Road (Everything with Words, 2020), a thriller for young adult readers about grief and the regenerative power of nature, was a book of the year in The Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Financial Times, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and won the Mal Peet Children’s award. His second novel and its sequel, for younger teens, deal with themes of climate change and political power. His stories are plot-driven adventures with a focus on place.

Richard Lambert has published two poetry collections. His second was The Nameless Places (Arc, 2017) and many of the poems in it are a response to the landscape around the River Waveney, on the Suffolk-Norfolk border. The collection was shortlisted for the East Anglian Book awards. His poems have appeared in the TLS, the Spectator and the Forward anthology, he has written nonfiction for webzines and the Big Issue, and one of his stories was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story award and another won the Fish Short Story prize.

Before beginning his publishing career, Richard Lambert taught medieval history, writing his PhD thesis on medieval Paris and the landscape of northern France and how chroniclers and storytellers thought about those spaces. Since 2009 he has lived in Norfolk, where he has worked for the NHS and delivered creative-writing workshops in schools. For his next project, he has been researching Paris in the early twentieth century.

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Richard Lambert

Richard Lambert

Poet, Writer for young adults

Current Fellowship

University of East Anglia, 2022–2024


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