Richard Francis

  • Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow, 2013-2014


Richard Francis


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.