Angus Richmond

Angus Percy Bain Richmond (10 January 1925 – 8 August 2007) was a Guyanese writer who spent most of his life in Britain.

Angus Richmond
Angus Percy Bain Richmond

(1925-01-10)10 January 1925
Died8 August 2007(2007-08-08) (aged 82)


Richmond was born and raised in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). He won a scholarship to study at Queen's College in Georgetown and received an external BA in English, French and Latin from the University of London in 1946. He arrived in England in 1950, joined shortly after by his partner Bridget Elise Croal (1923 - 2013), whom he married in 1951 in London, England, where they settled. They had one daughter, Jean Evelyn Bridget (1952 - 2017).

His writing, which includes novels, short stories, poetry and essays, explores racial and class-based struggles, mostly within in a Guyanese context.

He was awarded the 1978 Casa de las Américas Prize for his debut novel, A Kind of Living.

Richmond was close friends with fellow Guyanese writers John Agard and Grace Nichols.



  • A Kind of Living (1978)[4]
  • The Open Prison (1988)[5]
  • Shame (1988)[6]


  1. ^ "Premio Literario Casa de las Américas - Historia - Premiados". Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  2. ^ a b Benson, Eugene (2004-11-10). Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-46848-5.
  3. ^ "The long and short of The Guyana Prize", Guyana Chronicle, 12 January 2013.
  4. ^ "A Kind of Living by Angus Richmond - AbeBooks". (in British English). Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  5. ^ Richmond, Angus. (1988). The open prison. London: Hansib. ISBN 1-870518-25-X. OCLC 19971684.
  6. ^ Balderston, Daniel; Gonzalez, Mike (2004). Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-30687-4.

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