Richard Scarsbrook is the author of the hilarious and insightful YA novel Cheeseburger Subversive , its rock ‘n’ roll sequel, Featherless Bipeds, and a collection of prize-winning adult literary short stories called Destiny’s Telescope. His latest novel, The Monkeyface
Chronicles, won the 2011 White Pine Award.
His short stories and poems have appeared in Prairie Fire, Descant, Matrix, Carousel, The Dalhousie Review, PRECIPICe, The Guardian Unlimited (UK), Rampike, Storyteller, The New Orphic Review, The Nashwaak Review, The Harpweaver, The Backwater Review, NeWest Review, Lies With Occasional Truth, The Moose and Pussy, Jones Avenue, Verbicide (US), Surface and Symbol, Zygote, and many other magazines and anthologies.
Richard teaches adult creative writing courses at George Brown and Humber Colleges in Toronto, runs a writing camp for teens at the Toronto Writers’ Centre, and taught middle and high school students for over 15 years.
He also plays, sings, and writes songs for several bands, and has worked as a stage actor and director.