Winner of the Faulkner-Wisdom Competition

Richard’s novel Confessions of a Waiter won the 2018 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in the novel catagory, judged this year by Ladee Hubbard.

Richard’s Latest Book and Tour

Out on October 2nd with Carnegie Mellon University Press

Written over the course of more than twenty years, The Great Czech Navy is a collection of stories that chronicles the relationship between Czech citizens and Americans who chose to live in their midst from 1990 more or less to the present. Post-Velvet Revolution Prague is the stage on which a new nation’s ancient culture is encountered by American expatriates often ill-prepared to fathom its depth and complexity, but who are dazzled by its beauty and inscrutable relation to the rest of the world.

Book Tour Dates 2018 (more TBA):
September 21st-23rd, participating in Faulkner Literary Festival in New Orleans, LA
October 6th, 2 p.m., reading at Kzoo Books in Kalamazoo,MI
October 11th, 7pm, Frostic Reading  in Bernhardt Center, Kalamazoo, MI
October 24th, 7pm, reading at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore w/ Jaimy Gordon, Ann Arbor, MI,
October 25th-27th, reading and teaching at the Mecham Literary Festival, Chattanooga,TN
For a signed copy of The Great Czech Navy for only $10 (half off) email Richard at (stating your address and who the book should be signed to). Then send payment here.