Dr Richard House


Lecturer in Creative Writing

Department of Film and Creative Writing


Contact details

Arts Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Award-winning writer of fiction and short film.


  • M.F.A. (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
  • PhD (University of East Anglia)


As a member of the Chicago-based collaborative, Haha (with Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer and John Ploof), I developed temporary public art projects. This work has appeared at The New Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Ludwig Museum, Aachen; Magazin, Grenoble; Castello di Rivara, and Aperto at the Venice Biennale.


I teach creative writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level and have a particular interest in contemporary US and European fiction, and in writing for the screen. 


I’m currently completing a series of three novels ‘The Kills’, and writing a new novel ‘we were ok’ based on travels through India. 

Other activities

Editor for FatboyReview: www.fatboyreview.net

I organise seminars for the American Comparative Literature Association : ‘This is Not your Home’, ‘Home & Security’, on writing about cities and communities post-crisis, and representations of conflict. 


  • Max405, story.  Litro
  • Endnotes, story,20x20
  • Use What You Want, essay.  New Linear Perspectives
  • Wintering, film script, co-written / directed by Iain Finlay.  (Warp Films, 2009)
  • With Love From Haha: Essays & Notes From a Collective Practice, Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, John Ploof,  Whitewalls Press, 2008
  • Number 54, film script, co-written / directed by Iain Finlay.  (IFproductions, 2004)
  • Uninvited, novel.  Serpents Tail, 2002, rpt. Five Star, 2003
  • Bruiser, novel.  Serpents Tail / High Risk, 1997, rpt. Five Star, 2002
  • Public art projects with Haha are catalogued online at www.hahahaha.org
  • FatboyReview has projects online at: www.fatboyreview.net

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