Agent : Victoria Hobbs
Richard Askwith is a Northamptonshire-based journalist and author whose passions include running, outdoor adventure and the traditions and ordinary people of the English countryside. His cult book about fell-running, Feet in The Clouds (2004), won him the Best New Writer prize at the British Sports Publishing Awards. A successful journalist for more than 35 years, he has spent much of his career at the Independent, where he was both Executive Editor and Associate Editor. His writing has appeared in, among others, the Telegraph, Guardian, Observer, Mail, Mail on Sunday, Financial Times, Evening Standard, New Statesman, Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Country Life, BBC History and Runner’s World. His latest book, Unbreakable (published in 2019), is a biography of Lata Brandisová, the Czech countess who defied the Nazis to compete in the world’s most dangerous horse race, the Grand Pardubice steeplechase.