Richard House is a visual artist as well as writer and when The Kills was published digitally, it was accompanied by related short films and audio projects of his own devising.

House was born in Cyprus, graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and then the University of East Anglia with a PhD in creative writing and has remained in academia, teaching at the University of Birmingham – the double-Booker Prize nominee David Lodge’s old haunt. For 20 years from 1988, House was part of the Chicago art collective HAHA, which addressed ‘the particulars of living in a locally and sensually embedded situation, with all the political, discursive and social elements at play there’. The Kills is currently under development for television.

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