Robert Williams grew up in Clitheroe, Lancashire. His first novel, Luke and Jon, won a Betty Trask Award and was called 'a hugely impressive debut' in the Daily Telegraph. His second novel, How the Trouble Started, was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Fiction. Into the Trees is his latest. His books have been translated into ten languages.

Robert has spoken at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Berlin International Book Festival amongst others.

He has played in various bands to various levels of disinterest.

On writing a first novel

On truth in fiction