Ian Richardson is London-based UK author and performer whose work has been published in various literary magazines and anthologies.

He resumed writing and performing in 2012 after a near-death incident. There were no bright lights or tunnels involved, but he did, after recovering, become briefly obsessed with dancing around his living room to Melina Mercouri singing ‘Ta pedia tou Pirea’.
He has previously published in the literary magazines Bartleby Snopes, Litro and Here Comes Everything, the actors’ sourcebook 222 More Comedy Monologues published by Smith & Kraus, and Between These Shores Literary & Arts Annual. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.


  • Charles de Lint said, “Lots of mythic resonance and it didn’t go where I was expecting it to.”

    “Poignant, believable and well executed.”

    I forced myself to slow down so I could enjoy the language and story structure…