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An Excessive Exercise in Obsessive Compulsive Order

Below is an unnecessarily thorough list of everything Richard has had published and everywhere he has performed. Click links for additional information/something to read:

 

 

Everything Published

Silence Lives Hand in Hand With Sorrow - poem in Rocket Girl Newsletter Two, Make Me Feel Better - 10 May 1999

Outer City Housing - self-published short story, mailed out with Rocket Girl orders, edition of 50 on emerald green paper - 8 November 1999

Inner City Nightlife - self-published short story, mailed out with Rocket Girl orders, edition of 50 on tangerine paper - 17 April 2000

In Dust (Out Fluid) - self-published handbound novel, edition of 17 - 11 December 2000

The Beautiful Ones - article on the band Fort Lauderdale in The Face, Hype section - 16 August 2001

Cotton Wool - short story in Front & Centre #15 - 19 December 2006

The Man Who Fell To Earth - article in Independent on Sunday New Year issue - 31 December 2006

Lost Weekend (Middlesbrough, Camden Town, Leicester) - column in Dazed & Confused - March-May 2007

Ellessdee - short story in .Cent 'Family and Community' issue, illustrated by the author - 21 March 2007

Maxine Gets The Willies - erotic story in Arena 'Controversy' issue - 2 April 2007

Apples - novel published by Faber & Faber - 19 April 2007

Becs and Marie Have Dirty Mouths - short story in To Hell With Journals Edition A, 'North & South' - 6 May 2007

An Even Bigger Splash - illustrated short story to accompany exhibition at A.M.U.T.I, edition of 50 - 4 September 2007

Being Nice - article in Dazed & Confused - 15 November 2007

Secret Recipe: How to Write Like Richard Milward - article in Livraison III, 'Secret Identities' - 30 November 2007

You're a Nightmare - short story in Vice, the Second Annual Fiction issue - 14 December 2007

Yuletide on Teesside - article in The Times, 'Going Home' feature - 15 December 2007

The Grand Mal - short story in Notes From The Underground Issue 2 - 12 February 2008

Smash, or Millicent Fay Gets Smashed - continuing short story in .Cent 'Making Sense of Nonsense' issue - April 2008

Jonathan the Exquisite Corpse - 'exquisite corpse' collaborative short story with illustrator Chris Bianchi in Le Gun #4 - 27 August 2008

Howl: Ten Songs to Annoy Your Neighbours/Arouse Your Neighbours' Dog - top ten list on hangthedj.com - 18 September 2008

All You Need is Hate: Ten Nasty, Malicious Beatles Songs - top ten list in Hang The DJ, edited by Angus Cargill, published by Faber & Faber - 2 October 2008

Kultur Industrie Krise! - catalogue essay accompanying the exhibition by Johannes Albers in Berlin, published by Murderme - 12 November 2008

School of Hard Knocks - article on Repton Amateur Boxing Club in Dazed & Confused - 18 November 2008

Ten Storey Love Song - novel published by Faber & Faber - 19 February 2009

Book of a Lifetime - article on Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont in The Independent - 27 February 2009

Liquorice All Shorts (Dangermouse, When You Can't Find Your Es and Fucking Shit) - short stories in Bare Bones Quarterly #1 - 28 May 2009

Drugby Union - essay on Spacemen 3 in Loops Issue 1 - 2 July 2009

Fisted (after Kafka's Das Stadtwappen) - catalogue essay accompanying Finale exhibition by Johannes Albers in Berlin - 19 July 2009

Dependence Day - essay on Elliott Smith on loopsjournal.com - July 2009

A Fox's Progress - catalogue essay accompanying 2000 Light Years From Home exhibition by Neal Fox in Munich - 10 September 2009

Venus in Firs - short story in Roads Ahead anthology, published by Tindal Street Press - 17 September 2009

Foreword - foreword in Kevin Cummins' Manchester: Looking for the Light Through the Pouring Rain, published by Faber & Faber - 17 September 2009

Chronic Youth - essay in .Cent 'Contradictions' issue, illustrated by the author - 17 September 2009

James' Jam Sandwich Stand-Off - short story in Mechanics Institute Review Issue 6 - 24 September 2009

Tonight I'm a Rock 'n' Roll Scribe: Infernal Moonshine of the Spotless Mind - column on Crossing Border on guardian.co.uk/music - 22 December 2009

Tonight I'm a Rock 'n' Roll Scribe: Attack of the Slightly Slurring Smog Monster - column on rivalries on guardian.co.uk/music - 28 January 2010

Balaclava - microfiction in Buzz - March 2010

Nice - introduction to It's Nice That 3 - 1 April 2010

Some Friendly Advice on Flea Infestation - short story in Bare Bones Quarterly #3 - 1 April 2010

Tonight I'm a Rock 'n' Roll Scribe: My Stint in Sonic Youth, and Other Fun-Packed Fabrications - column on musicianship on guardian.co.uk/music - 8 April 2010

Uneasy Rider - article on the London-Middlesbrough National Express on northernstages.co.uk - 28 May 2010

Apples - playscript adapted by John Retallack with additional dialogue by Richard Milward, published by Oberon Books - 2 June 2010

Cuckoo - fifty-word story on fiftyfiction.org - 24 June 2010

Heilung - catalogue essay accompanying exhibition by Johannes Albers in Berlin - 10 September 2010

Tonight I'm a Rock 'n' Roll Scribe: From Arse-Rags to Ostriches - column on festivals on guardian.co.uk/music - 7 October 2010

.Cent, the 'Intoxication' issue - guest-editor - 19 November 2010

Matty's Hallmark Tourette's - photo story included in Notes From The Underground exhibition, collaboration with photographer Nina Hartmann and designer Tom Kingsley - 26 May 2011

Preface, The Mays XIX - guest-editor of prose contributions - 23 June 2011

Last Gasp: Millicent Fay - finale of continuing short story in .Cent 'Timeless' issue, illustrated by the author - October 2011

Grave Architecture - short story in Book Slam Annual Vol I, One For The Trouble, edition of 1500 - 24 November 2011

Liner notes for Where The Sand Turns to Gold, Azusa Plane retrospective box-set, released by Rocket Girl - 31 January 2012

Love is like jazz/you make it up as you go along - short story based on the Magnetic Fields lyric in Dazed & Confused - 14 June 2012

Kimberly's Capital Punishment - novel published by Faber & Faber - 16 August 2012 (special limited edition of 300 published 5 July 2012)

Africa Express rolling coverage on guardian.co.uk/music - 4 September 2012

Olympic Champion - article on boxer Luke Campbell on dazeddigital.com - 26 September 2012 (see the film here)

The Gongs - short story based on Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Allejulah! Don't Bend! Ascend! on thequietus.com - 16 December 2012

Pantomime Season, or The Futile Pursuit of Perfection in a Predictably Unpredictable Football Team - article on Middlesbrough FC in fmttm - 23 December 2012

The Pillow Talk of Robert Desnosessay for Penned in the Margins' Electronic Voice Phenomena tour - 19 August 2013

The Rebirth Pool - essay on The Social exhibition on fabersocial.co.uk - 11 November 2013

Voodoo Boohoo Booboo - short story (with illustration by Adrian Johnson) in You are the Friction, published by Sing Statistics - 2 December 2013 (buy the anthology here)

Soap Opera - short story inspired by illustration by Adrian Johnson in You are the Friction, published by Sing Statistics - 2 December 2013 (buy the anthology here)

 

 

 

Everywhere Performed

To Hell With Journals Edition A launch - Black's, Soho, London (with Hisham Matar, Peter Hobbs, etc) - 6 May 2007

To Hell With Festivals, Hay Fringe - British Legion, Hay-on-Wye (with Michael Smith, Simon Armitage, John Power, etc) - 25 May 2007

Book Slam, Latitude Festival - Southwold, Suffolk (with Will Ashon and Mpho Skeef) - 13 July 2007

B Club at the Boathouse - Port Eliot Lit Fest, Cornwall (with Francesca Gavin and Lima Projects) - 21 July 2007

Middlesbrough Central Library, Middlesbrough (plus Q&A) - 28 August 2007

'An Even Bigger Splash' private view - A.M.U.T.I, Bloomsbury, London - 4 September 2007

Crossing Border Goes Wintertijd, Crossing Border Festival - Koninklijke Schouwberg (Royal Theatre), The Hague, Netherlands (plus musical Q&A, with Harry de Winter and Dan Rhodes) - 24 November 2007

To Hell With Journals Edition B launch - Soho Theatre, London (with Michael Smith and Tom Darling) - 11 December 2007

Acton Library, London (plus Q&A) - 2 February 2008

London Word Festival - Barden's Boudoir, Stoke Newington, London (with Joe Dunthorne and Joshua Ferris) - 28 February 2008

B Club - Andaz Hotel Masonic Temple, Shoreditch, London (with Damian Barr) - 20 March 2008

FNAC, Milan, Italy (presentation with Vincenzo Latronico) - 8 April 2008

Book Slam - Neighbourhood, Notting Hill, London (with Crisis and Jamie Woon) - 24 April 2008

Munzsalon, Berlin, Germany - 21 May 2008

Apples German launch - Blumenbar, Munich, Germany - 26 May 2008

Plum - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (with K.R Moorhead) - 5 June 2008

Camp Bestival - Lulworth Castle, Dorset (with Tom Hodgkinson, Gautam Malkani, etc) - 20 July 2008

Standon Calling - Standon, Hertfordshire (with James Scudamore, etc) - 3 August 2008

Faber Spring Releases Party - The Apple Tree, Clerkenwell, London (with Marcel Theroux, etc) - 23 October 2008

No Point in Not Being Friends With People You Want To Be Friends With - The Deaf Institute, Manchester (with Chris Killen, Steven Hall, Joe Stretch, etc) - 27 January 2009

Book Slam - No 12, Notting Hill, London (with Joe Dunthorne, Chris Killen and Ross Raisin) - 29 January 2009

Litro Live - Foyle's Cafe, Soho, London (with Sebastian Horsley) - 12 February 2009

WritLoud - RADA foyer bar, Bloomsbury, London (plus Q&A) - 16 February 2009

Ten Storey Love Song book launch - The Amuti Gallery, Bloomsbury, London - 24 February 2009

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (plus Q&A) - 7 March 2009

Greenhouse Bookshop, Wapping Project, London (plus Q&A) - 12 March 2009

Ten Storey Love Song Night - mima, Middlesbrough (with Michael Smith, Chris Killen and Joe Stretch) - 16 April 2009

Loops launch night - The Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell, London (with Hanif Kureishi and Eugene McGuinness) - 19 April 2009

Hexham Book Festival - Queens Hall, Hexham (with Ross Raisin, plus Q&A) - 30 April 2009

Middlesbrough Literary Festival - Berwick Hills Library, Middlesbrough (plus Q&A) - 1 June 2009

Irregular - The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (with Salena Godden, Modernaire, etc) - 18 June 2009

Latitude Festival, Southwold, Suffolk - 17 July 2009

Loops launch party - Waterstone's, Piccadilly, London (with King Creosote) - 24 July 2009

Loops, Camp Bestival - Lulworth Castle, Dorset (with Rob Young, etc) - 25 July 2009

No Point in Not Being Friends With People You Want To Be Friends With, Camp Bestival - Lulworth Castle, Dorset (with Chris Killen, Joe Stretch, Jenn Ashworth, etc) - 25 July 2009

Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset (with Joe Stretch, Ross Raisin, etc) - 26 July 2009

Green Man Festival, Glanusk Park, Wales (plus Q&A) - 21 August 2009

Loops, Green Man Festival - Glanusk Park, Wales (with Rob Young and James Yorkston, plus Q&A) - 22 August 2009

The Good Vibration - The Sage, Gateshead (with Badly Drawn Boy and Ain) - 11 September 2009

Mechanics Institute Review launch party - The Horse Hospital, London - 24 September 2009

Lancaster Litfest - Storey Institute, Lancaster (with Chris Killen and Jenn Ashworth, plus Q&A) - 23 October 2009

Durham Book Festival - Gala Theatre Studio, Durham (with Tommy Wieringa, plus Q&A) - 31 October 2009

Beatrice - The Slipper Room, Lower East Side, New York City, USA (with Sarah Hall) - 4 November 2009

Galerie Quartair, Crossing Border Festival - The Hague, Netherlands (with Jim White and Kathe Burkhart) - 20 November 2009

Crossing Border Festival - Nationale Toneel Gebouw (National Theatre), The Hague, Netherlands (in conversation with Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember) - 20 November 2009

Crossing Border Festival - Arenbergschouwberg (Arenberg Theatre), Antwerp, Belgium (in conversation with Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember) - 21 November 2009

Kensington Central Library, London (with Russell Celyn Jones, etc, plus Q&A) - 26 November 2009

Literary Death Match - The Book Club, Shoreditch, London (with Salena Godden, John Osbourne, etc) - 24 February 2010

Balloon - Cardiff Arts Institute (with Matthew David Scott and Susie Wild) - 7 March 2010

Book Club Boutique - Black's, Soho, London - 13 March 2010

Writing on the Wall Festival - Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool (with Joe Dunthorne, plus Q&A) - 15 May 2010

Middlesbrough Litfest - Centre Square, Middlesbrough - 19 June 2010

Writer's Block - The Basement, Middlesbrough - 2 July 2010

Live! From The Backs of Your Eyelids private view - Amuti 23, Covent Garden, London - 7 July 2010

Five Dials, Edinburgh Book Festival - Charlotte Square, Edinburgh - 28 August 2010

Desert Island Discs - Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (with Paul Smith of Maximo Park, hosted by Marie Nixon) - 11 September 2010

Matchbox Cabaret - The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe (with musical accompaniment from Gavin Smith, supported by the Brucey Ripper Band, plus Q&A) - 10 July 2011

Faber Social - The Social, FitzroviaLondon (with Joe Dunthorne, Stuart Evers, Polly Stenham, Naomi Wood, Evie Wyld, etc) 1 August 2011

Bandstand - The Crown, Middlesbrough (with the Brucey Ripper Band, Danny Kebabs, etc) - 3 September 2011

The Verb - ARC, Stockton-on-Tees (with Angela Carr, Degna Stone, Matthew Edwards, Marian Husband, presented by Ian McMillan for BBC Radio 4) - 19 October 2011

'Decadent' Faber Social - The Social, Fitzrovia, London (with Alan Warner, Andrew O'Hagan, DBC Pierre and Michael Smith) - 5 December 2011

Joe Dunthorne's 30th Birthday - Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London (with Tim Clare, Ross Sutherland, Broken Heart DJs, etc) - 13 January 2012

No Direction Home Festival - Welbeck Estate, nr Sheffield (hosted by Julian Mash, plus Q&A) - 9 June 2012

Faber Social presents REVOLUTION - The Social, Fitzrovia, London (with Sonic Boom of Spectrum/Spacemen 3) - 25 June 2012

Kimberly's Capital Punishment book launch - ARC, Stockton-on-Tees (with Joe Dunthorne and the Brucey Ripper Band) - 5 July 2012

London Literature Festival - Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London (hosted by Suzi Feay, plus Q&A) - 6 July 2012

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Q&A hosted by Claire Malcolm, plus screening of Roman Polanski's Repulsion) - 10 July 2012

YARNfest, Latitude Festival - Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk (with Jared McGinnis, Sam Mills, Sam Taradash and Gavin Osborn, hosted by Tom Basden) - 12 July 2012

mimalive - mima, Middlesbrough (Open mic special) - 19 July 2012

Five Dials, Port Eliot Festival - St Germans, Cornwall - 22 July 2012

East Lulworth Literary Institute, Camp Bestival - East Lulworth, Dorset (with Joe Stretch and Stuart Evers) - 27 July 2012

Tees Active Cabaret Tent, Stockton Weekender - Stockton-on-Tees - 4-5 August 2012

Faber Social/Unbound, Guardian Speigeltent, Edinburgh Book Festival (with Teju Cole, Jeet Thayil, Simon Armitage, TM Wolf and Simone Felice) - 25 August 2012

Human Rights in Russia, Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series, Peppers Theatre, Edinburgh Book Festival (with Tom Bullough, Natasha Farrant and Cynthia Rogerson) - 26 August 2012

Acceptable in the 80s, Writers' Retreat, Edinburgh Book Festival (with Anthony Cartwright, hosted by Claire Black, plus Q&A) - 27 August 2012

Support for Thomas Truax - Matchbox Cabaret, The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe - 9 September 2012

Middlesbrough Central Library (with Brucey Ripper Band, plus open mic) - 13 September 2012

Estuary Stage, Festival No6 - Portmeirion, Wales (with Michael Smith) - 15 September 2012

The Society Club, Soho, London - 22 September 2012

Block Party/Ten Storey Love Song French launch, Les pieds sous la table, 11th arrondissement, Paris, France (with Audrey Coussy, plus Q&A) - 13 March 2013

World Book Night - University of Teesside library, Middlesbrough - 23 April 2013

Electronic Voice Phenomena - The Sage, Gateshead (with Ross Sutherland, SJ Fowler, Hetain Patel, Outfit and Hannah Silva) - 10 May 2013

M2, mima, Middlesbrough (with Michael Smith, Maxy Neil Bianco, Bob Mitchell and The Tunnel Gallery) - 19 May 2013

Electronic Voice Phenomena - ARC, Stockton-on-Tees (with Ross Sutherland, SJ Fowler, Outfit and Hannah Silva) - 23 May 2013

Black Light Engine Room, Middlesbrough Litfest - Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough (with Sara Dennis, Mark Robinson, plus open mic) - 29 June 2013

Speak Easy - Drink, Shop & Do, King's Cross, London (with Claire Garber, Nicci Cloke) - 10 July 2013

Literary Death Match - Festival No6, Portmeirion, Wales (with Nikesh Shukla, Beatrice Hitchman, Rachael Allen, John Niven, Marie Phillips, Viv Groskop) - 13 September 2013

Faber Social presents UNREAL CITY - The Social, Fitzrovia, London (with Andrew Weatherall, Michael Smith, Jon Savage, Hanif Kureishi, Ben Watt and Lloyd Bradley) - 7 October 2013

Head in a Book - Hull Central Library (hosted by Russ Litten, plus Q&A) - 23 May 2014

Fiction and Beyond - Arvon, Totleigh Barton, Devon (with Jon McGregor and Helen Oyeyemi, plus Q&A) - 2 July 2014

Middlesbrough Live - The Olde Young Tea House, Middlesbrough (with Old Muggins and Dressed Like Wolves) - 27 September 2014

Keele Writing - Keele Hall, Keele University - 10 November 2014