Richard Collins, who lives near Aberystwyth in Wales, worked as a farmer, gardener and land worker. He is currently teaching at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences in Llanbadarn. His first novel, The Land as Viewed from the Sea (Seren, 2004), tells the story of two friends who work on a small farm. This novel was shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread First Novel Award.
Bibliography: The Land as Viewed from the Sea (Seren, 2004) Overland (Seren, 2006) The Quality of Light (Seren, 2011)
Whitbread First Novel Award 2004
Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award 2005