Anthony Riches


Anthony Riches is a writer of military historical fiction, inspired by the stories of his grandfather and father, veterans of the First and Second World Wars. Tony’s Empire series, of which there are now 10 books, is set in late 2nd Century AD Britain and Europe.


Tony has a degree in Military Studies from Manchester University. He is a freelance project manager and has worked in the Middle and Far East, USA, Europe, and the UK over the last two decades. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, Helen, and their children, usually doing his writing on the plane going to and from work.


Tony is Chairman of the Alderney Literary Festival and a Committee Member of the Historical Writers Association.

You can find Tony on Twitter @AnthonyRiches.

Anthony Riches website

Debunking the Myths: when fiction is better informed than the received truth 

Friday, 20th March 14.00-15.00


Panel discussion led by Anthony Riches with Rory Clements, Jonathan F Putnam & Laura Shepherd-Robinson.

Historical fiction is not always 'fiction'. In many cases, historical fiction challenges the myths of historical 'truths', calling into question their reliability and basis in historical facts. Our panel discuss the problem of challenging existing historical 'truths' in their work as writers of fiction.