Non- Academic


Richard has written works of fiction, essays and drama, some of which have been published in a number of literary journals and other sources including  Spadina Review,  The Cannon's Mouth, Coldnoon,  Adelaide Magazine, Spark, Jaggery , Taj Mahal Review, and Muse India.

He was a regular columnist for the Bangalore Review.

Below are the links to some of his writing.

Recently published short fiction


website links are provided where open access is available


Educating Manju

Published in Indian Review

The Elephant Brooch

Published in Muse India



Published in Spadina Review


Anil’s Reward

Published in Indian Periodical

The Missing Hero

Published in Indian Periodical

The Lady with the Twenty Five Letter Alphabet

Published in Adelaide Magazine


Published in Adelaide Literary Magazine

Recently published essays and other non-fiction

A Guest in Poonthura

Published in Coldnoon

Not Quite Lost in the Streets of Jayanagar and Before the Cacophony Begins

Published in Bangalore Review

Vendors of Dignity and Long Live the Cows of Jayanagar

Published in Bangalore Review


Morning Raga

Published in Bangalore Review

Sanjay Van: An Island prison, or respite from a high-rise hell? 

Published in Coldnoon

Looking Beyond the Boundaries

Published in Spark

If I Really Must Go Shopping

Published in Bangalore Review

No Mere Film Star! 

Published in Bangalore Review

Food for the Soul and the Stomach

Published in Bangalore Review

Macbeth with Added Parrots and  Why don’t These Voices Reach a Wider Audience?  

Published in Bangalore Review

Sea, Sand and …Parrots! 

Published in Spark

Can Two Bangalores Co-exist? 

Published in Bangalore Review

Streetwise but Missing Out

Published in Bangalore Review

The Dignity of an Unheralded Artist on the Streets of Bangalore

Published in Jaggery Literary Magazine


Four Combined Haiku

Published in Better Than Starbucks July 2019

Ode to Verrier Elwin

Published in  Kitaab Literary Magazine August 2019

Golden Jackal Sanjay Van

Published in Taj Mahal Review (Print only) January 2020

The Scallop

Published in The Cannon’s Mouth Poetry Magazine (print only) Februray 2020

Ta Prohm and Mekong (2 poems) May 2020

Published in Anak Sastra

For My Grandchildren

Published in Spark Literary Magazine May 2020

Blue Skies Over Delhi

Published in Indian Periodical May 2020








Happisburgh Beach

Published in The Cannon's Mouth (print only)September 2020



Published in Grand Little Things Poetry Magazine October 2020


Writing for Performance

In 2018 Letters to Lucia, a play written by Richard Rose and James Vollmar celebrating the life of Lucia Anna Joyce, James Joyce's daughter received its premier performance at Lucia's graveside in Kingsthorpe Cemetery, Northampton. Performed by the Triskellion Irish Theatre Company on Bloomsday (16th June) the performance was watched by an appreciative audience and gained some attention in the Irish Press (see below



Poster                                  James Joyce, Kathleen Neel & Nora Joyce                 Frank Budgen                 Samuel Beckett

A Landscape Never Meant for Man

Published in Iceberg Tales (print only) May 2020

The Uninvited Guest

Published in Runcible Spoon May 2020

Bangalore Once Garden City

Published in Taj Mahal Review (print only) July 2020

Hong Kong Symphony

Published in Northampton Poetry Review (print and on-line)

Hong Kong Symphony
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Hear Richard Read "Hong Kong Symphony"

© 2019 Professor Richard Rose