About Richard Kish

Richard and his dog Milo on a walk


Richard Kish is a Nottingham-based writer and self-described mega geek, born in 1994. His love of literature led to a BA in English from the University of Cambridge and a career in marketing and communications across the arts, local government, and higher education.

He began his first novel at the age of 14 with the dream of getting it published by the time he was 25. That story would go on to become Richard’s debut novel, The Burning Ash.

When he’s not writing, he can usually be found playing video games, watching films, reading, going to the theatre, or out walking his dog, Milo.

He is currently working on his second novel, A Place Where We Belong.


Inspired by modern writers like Patrick Ness, Terry Pratchett, Phillip Pullman, Christopher Paolini, Garth Nix, and more historical writers like Chrétien de Troyes, Marie de France, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells and John Milton; Richard has always wanted to write.

For around a decade Richard enjoyed spending time creating video game Let’s Plays on YouTube as XGamerRichy and as part of a larger group called HellfireComms. In 2019 he decided to retire from his solo YouTube work to focus on his writing though he does remain an active member of Hellfirecomms.