‘Acts of the Assassins’ by Richard Beard

‘Acts of the Assassins’ is the new novel by UEA alumnus Richard Beard and is published this week by Harvill Secker. Richard graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 1995 and has since published five novels: ‘X20’ (1996), ‘Damascus’ (1998), ‘The Cartoonist’ (2000), ‘Dry Bones’ (2004), and ’Lazarus is Dead’ (2011). He is also the author of three works of non-fiction: ‘Muddied Oafs: The Last Days of Rugger’ (2003), ‘Manly Pursuits: Beating the Australians’ (2006) and ‘Becoming Drucilla: One Life, Two Friends, Three Genders’ (2008). Last year he returned to UEA as a Teaching Fellow on the Creative Writing MA. He is the Director of the National Academy of Writing, whose website can be found here.

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