Richard Savin

Author of A Tale From The Ball's Pond Road in the Dark London Anthology


A lifetime journalist and one time chef/owner of three London restaurants, Richard Savin’s first book was published by Canongate in 1979. Vakilabad – Iran, was an account of his experiences during the run up to the Islamic Revolution. In the 1990s he was a regular guest broadcaster with BBC Radio South current affairs. Since then he has gone on to write five novels and is currently working on a sixth. He has a passion for cooking, wine, classic cars, motorcycling, and travel.

Richard writes A Tale From The Ball’s Pond Road for the Dark London anthology.

Dark London

This author has contributed a short story to Dark London, a collection inspired by one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and showcasing the writing talents of seventeen writers across the world.

From mysterious locations to undiscovered people, and covering nearly a millennium of history, we’re sure that you’ll love this diverse collection.

All royalties will be donated to London-based charities. Writers, artists, editors, contributors and the publisher receive no royalties.


Dark London is the first in a series of city-inspired anthologies. Look out for news of the second anthology soon.