- Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow, 2013-2014
- Literary Agent: Caroline Dawnay United Agents 12-26 Lexington Street London W1F 0LE
Award-winning British author Richard Francis alternates between writing novels and nonfiction. His work includes Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia; a biography of Ann Lee, the founder of the Shakers; as well as ten novels. While in residency at the Custom House, Francis pursued writing his forthcoming novel on Boston merchant and judge, Samuel Sewall. He has taught American literature on both sides of the Atlantic, currently at Manchester University and previously as a visiting lecturer at the University of Missouri.