Richard Thompson is a world-renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work in the folk rock group Fairport Convention. Rolling Stone named him as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time. Thompson has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic, and is the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award. He was awarded an OBE in 2011. He continues to write and record new material, and frequently performs live at venues throughout the world. Faber & Faber published his biography Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice 1967-75 in 2021; it was a Sunday Times bestseller.