Robert Williams


Robert Williams grew up in Clitheroe, Lancashire and currently lives in Manchester. His first novel, Luke and Jon, won a Betty Trask Award, was translated into seven languages and called 'a hugely impressive debut' in the Daily Telegraph. He has worked in a secondary school library, as a bookseller for Waterstones, and has written and released music under the name The Library Trust.




Publications & Performance History

Luke and Jon, Faber 2010 How the Trouble Started, Faber 2012 Into the Trees Faber 2014

Workshop & Reading Experience

Edinburgh Book Festival Berlin International Literature Festival Festival Du Premier Roman, Chambery amongst other readings/events


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Group age preference

16 +

Working languages


Area prepared to travel

Happy to discuss
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