Richard Williams, author

Richard Williams

Richard Williams was raised on a dairy farm in north Pembrokeshire. Following a degree and masters degree in Development Studies from Exeter University and LSE respectively, Richard worked as a technical writer at the newly-created Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.

His later success in the restuarant industry has been balanced in recent years with creative writing courses with Anjali Joseph (UEA) and his current mentor, Daren King.

In November 2018 Graffeg publish Richard’s debut novel Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave.

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Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave

When Mostyn, an ageing Pembrokeshire farmer on the brink of bankruptcy, runs into young Jethro, his fortunes appear to take a positive turn. The pair secretly mobilise the locals of the village pub to help put on the greatest money-spinning event in the history of Little Emlyn: Lewistock. But things do not go to plan.

Moneylenders, drug dealers, the county council and the bank all set a collision course with Mostyn and Jethro. As the clock ticks down to the August Bank Holiday event and the young revellers begin to pour in from all corners of the county, the tension heats up. It’s not clear who exactly will get out alive.

Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave pits a struggling Welsh farming community steeped in centuries of religion and tradition against the unstoppable youth movement of early 1990s rave culture with often poignant and riotous consequences.

ISBN 9781912654161
Published November 2018, £8.99

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Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave featured in The Western Mail’s Week End magazine, 10 November 2018

Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave, Richard Williams, Graffeg, Western Mail
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Debut novel ‘Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave’ – interview with author Richard Williams

Pembrokeshire – 1994. Mostyn Thomas is an ageing farmer, down on his luck, on the brink of bankruptcy. When he runs into Jethro, a young raver, his fortunes appear to take a positive turn. The pair hatch a plan to solve Mostyn’s money problems by holding a rave on Mostyn’s secluded land. Secretly mobilizing the locals of the village pub they plan the greatest money-spinning event in the history of Little Emlyn: Lewistock.

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