Richard V Hirst

Hirst is a writer from Manchester. He is the co-author of Bus Station: Unbound, a choose-your-own-adventure-style novel set in Preston Bus Station, and one of the founders of Curious Tales, an independent publisher which specialises in collections of ghost stories. He was joint winner of the 2011 Manchester Fiction Prize and his writing has appeared in the Big Issue, the Quietus and the Guardian amongst others.

We Were Strangers

We Were Strangers

A friend of mine passed away a few months ago and, although we were never especially close, his death affected me deeply. For a time afterwards I found myself impelled,…

Map of the Sanggar peninsula, 1847

Frankenstein: Before the Beginning

  Every thing must have a beginning… and that beginning must be linked to something that went before. – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein.     It was precisely two hundred years…