Richard Harris was born in Toronto, Canada in 1974. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at McGill University in 1996, he moved to South Korea, where he lived for 10 years. He returned to Canada in 2009 and now lives in Toronto, Ontario.
A Father’s Son (2013) is his first novel and was a quarter-finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. He is also the author of two non-fiction books, Roadmap to Korean (2003) and Faces of Korea (2004), a novella (The Uncorrected Proof of Sexy Mild Genius Girl), and four published short stories.
In 2012, he received a Level II Toronto Arts Council grant for A Father’s Son. In 2013, he served on the Toronto Arts Council’s Level II grant committee jury. In 2014, he received a Canada Council for the Arts grant for his second novel, The Immortal Flower, and was nominated for the Ontario Arts Council Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Harris recently finished work on a screenplay adaptation of his first novel, A Father’s Son. He is currently working on a memoir, The Lilacs of Spring, and his third novel, The Redemption of Guilt. He is seeking an agent for representation and can be contacted at email@example.com. Click here to access his Facebook fan page, or reach out to him on Twitter @harrisrh88.