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Richard Savin is a retired journalist who now devotes his time to writing. In the early part of his career he worked extensively in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. After ten years in Asia he returned to the UK, and in a change of direction, indulged his lifelong passion for cooking, opening his first restaurant under the name of La Petite Auberge de Sal Savin where he was head chef. Widely acclaimed by the food critics for the Times, Evening Standard and the wider press he went on to open and operate two further restaurants in London as well as a popular City bar.

In 1990 he sold his restaurant interests and returned to journalism; first as editor for a national magazine and then as features writer and commissioning editor for Surrey County Council's education tabloid newspapers. During that time he was a regular guest broadcaster with BBC's Radio South up until 2005.

First book, Vakiabad - Iran was published by Canongate, Edinburgh, 1980 but he did not return to writing books until his retirement. He first novel was published in 2017. Since then he has had 15 books published.


The Girl in the Baker's Van

A Right to Bear Arms

The Boy from the Tangier Souk

The Sudden Death of a Cucumber

More than One Passion

The Haunting of the Harlequin Goat

The Girls from New York

Girls and Boys Come Out to Play


Vakiabad - Iran

Turn Left at Instanbul

In the Company of Goats.