Biography

Biography

Biography

Richard Glover’s most recent book is “Flesh Wounds – a comic romp for anyone whose family was not what they ordered.” It’s been described by the British writer Jeanette Winterson as “Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful” and by The Australian as “a breathtaking accomplishment in style and empathy”. Richard’s weekly humour column has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald for over twenty years. He also presents the top-rating Drive show on ABC radio in Sydney.

His books have been published in Poland and Italy. He’s also author of “George Clooney’s Haircut – and Other Cries for Help”, “Desperate Husbands”, “In bed with Jocasta”, “The Dag’s Dictionary”, and “The P-Plate Parent” (co-written with Angela Webber). His book “The Mud House” – the story of building a mud-brick house in the middle of nowhere with no power tools – was published in a new revised edition in 2016. Many of these titles are also available as e-books.

Richard has written a few stage shows, including Lonestar, a stage show about country music, which toured nationally with Genevieve Lemon, and A Christmas Story, which was performed at the Sydney Opera House, with Richard Wherrett directing. He was also one of the co-authors of Breast Wishes.

Richard Glover has written two short novels for children – The Dirt Experiment and The Joke Trap. And a version of the Dag’s Dictionary for kids, under the title The No-Minute Noodler.

In December 2011 he and Peter Fitzsimons achieved a record for the world’s longest radio interview, supervised by the Guinness Book of Records.
In 2012 he was appointed state ambassador for the National Year of Reading.

What People Say

  • What people are saying about Flesh Wounds:

    “The best Australian memoir I’ve read is Richard Glover’s Flesh Wounds.”

    Greg Sheridan
  • What people are saying about Flesh Wounds:

    “It’s just wonderful”

    Bill Bryson
  • What people are saying about Flesh Wounds:

    “Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful”

    Jeanette Winterson