Scribbler. Idler. Shadowman. Shutterman. Voyeur. Drifter. Fop.
Richard Calder was born in 1956, in Whitechapel, London. In the mid seventies he read English Literature at the University of Sussex. After graduating he travelled extensively throughout South-East Asia and Australia and, upon returning to the UK, subsequently worked in bookselling, independent television and the American Embassy's press office. He became a full-time author in 1990 after moving from London to Nongkhai, Thailand, a border town overlooking Laos. In 1998 he moved to the Philippines, where he lived for some years in Baguio City. After returning to London, he currently resides in another 'East'—his native East End.
His novels include the 'Dead' trilogy (Dead Girls, Dead Boys, Dead Things), Cythera, Frenzetta, The Twist, Malignos, Impakto, Lord Soho, and Babylon.
In 2014 the German edition of Dead Girls was adapted into a two-part radio play by North German Broadcasting, featuring Max Mauff as Ignatz Zwahk and Janina Stopper as Primavera Bobinski.
His most recent work includes Dead Girls the Graphic Novel (September 2014); the short story We Are Not Alone (December 2014); and new online fictions Dead Heat (an 'Iggy and Primavera' adventure) and ongoing multimedia project The Secret Museum.
He is currently at work on a new novel.