Richard Watt was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1962. He has a degree in Linguistics from Edinburgh University, and has spent much of his working life in sales and IT. Richard's writing career took off when he became a regular contributor to the Prince George Citizen newspaper with his Dear Friends columns, written during the process of moving to the northern BC city in 2006. Since moving to Canada, Richard has had flash fiction accepted by 365 Tomorrows, and published his first full-length novel, Going Back, in June 2013.

Richard is also a qualified soccer coach, and spends much of his time squinting into a low sun, shouting at teenagers.

Readers of the Dear Friends letters will know that Richard has been married to Zoƫ since 1986. They have two boys and two cats.

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