Richard Taylor is the author of the novel Cartoon Woods and the short-story collection Tender Only To One. Many of his feature articles on subjects as diverse as Lord Byron, open-water swimming, surfing, hiking, and the perils of being a househusband have been published by the Ottawa Citizen and other magazines.
A seasoned traveller, he has journeyed around the world twice and has taught creative writing in Hong Kong, Australia, and Tuscany. Today he teaches in Carleton University’s English Department in Ottawa.
At present he is working on a new work of creative non fiction, an unusual book about swimming called WATER AND DESIRE.