Richard Watt was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1962. He has a degree in Linguistics from Edinburgh University, and has spent much of his working life in sales and IT. Richard's writing career took off when he became a regular contributor to the Prince George Citizen newspaper with his Dear Friends columns, written during the process of moving to the northern BC city in 2006. Since moving to Canada, Richard has had flash fiction accepted by 365 Tomorrows, and has been working on his first full-length novel, Going Back, to be published in 2013.
Richard is also a qualified soccer coach, and spends much of his time squinting into a low sun, shouting at teenagers.
Readers of the Dear Friends letters will know that Richard has been married to Zoë since 1986. They have two boys and two cats.
One woman scarred the boy. Another can help to heal the man.
In Going Back, author Richard Watt tells the story of how one man must travel back to the scene of the experiences which shaped him as a teenager, in order to understand everything which has happened to him since.