Russell is a writer who has worked in national radio, theatre and print.
Russell has written for a number of comedy programmes on BBC Radio 4, including The News Quiz. He has also written arts journalism which has appeared in local and national press. In London fringe theatre his work has appeared at the Bridewell Theatre and the Union Theatre.
Russell studied English and Theology at Oxford Brookes and Portuguese for Foreigners (Portugues Para Estrangeiros – it sounds better in Portuguese) at Coimbra University.
Russell’s passion is writing prose. He is currently developing a series of crime novels, as well as a work of historical fiction.
He lives in Oxford.
From the Blog…
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