Mark Richard is an American short story writer, novelist, screenwriter, and poet. He is best known as the author of two award-winning short story collections, The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Charity. His novels include the bestselling Fishboy and House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home.
He appeared with City Lit as Lord Emsworth in Leave It To Psmith, followed by Tea, Bertie, and Jeeves (Three Arts Club), and continued the series with Right Ho, Jeeves, The Code of the Woosters, Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit and Thank You, Jeeves.
He received two Jeff Citations for Raymond Carver: The Hero ’s Journey, a Jeff Citation for his adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister; a Jeff Citation for his work in Shaw’s You Never Can Tell at Court Theatre, where he also appeared as both butlers in The Importance of Being Earnest and Colonel Pickering in Pygmalion with Nicholas Pennell. He also starred in Sherlock Holmes for Chicago Radio Theater.
Mark Richard’s translation of Thomas Bernhardt’s The Showman was produced at the Almeida Theater with Alan Bates.
Television credits include playing Ben in a television production of Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter.