Author Archives: Richard Benson

About Richard Benson

Richard Benson's first book, The Farm: The Story of One Family and the English Countryside was a number-one best-seller, shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. His second, The Valley, a multi-generational history of a working-class family in the north of England, was recently published by Bloomsbury. In the 1990s Richard edited The Face magazine, and has since written for The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The New York Times and BBC Radio 4. He is currently a contributing editor to Esquire, and a columnist for British Farmer and Grower.

Porn in the 80s

Richard Benson, recently called the new DH Lawrence in The Economist, writes about porn in the 80s and sexual mores today from an age of innocence to one that’s a bit less so… Continue reading

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The Biography Of The Richard Benson Who I Am Not But Lots Of People I Know Think I Am

Haunted by a doppelganger, another Richard Benson, this Richard Benson insists he is not the humorist and certainly not the author of books like F in Exams. Continue reading

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