Dan Richards was born in Wales in 1982 and he grew up in Bristol. He has studied at UEA and Norwich Arts School. Dan is co-author of Holloway with Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood, published by Faber in 2013. The Beechwood Airship Interviews, a book about the creative process and the importance of art for art’s sake, is to be published by The Friday Project/HarperCollins in Summer 2015. Climbing Days, an exploration of the writing and climbing lives of his great great aunt and uncle – Dorothy Pilley and I. A. Richards – is set to be published by Faber in Spring 2016.