Russ Litten was born at the end of the 60s, grew up in the 70s and left school in the 80s. He spent the subsequent decade in a bewildering variety of jobs before becoming a freelance writer at the turn of the century. He is the author of Scream If You Want To Go Faster, Swear Down and Kingdom. He has also written for TV, film, radio and the stage.
Russ spent five years as a Writer In Residence at a prison in the north of England and also runs workshops and seminars in prisons and Youth Offender Institutes across the UK on behalf of English Pen. He is a regular tutor at Arvon Writing Courses as well as being a workshop tutor for First Story.
In 2016 Russ, along with the internationally renowned producer and musician Steve Cobby, released the spoken word/electronica album My People Come from the Sea. A collection of short stories We Know What We Are was published by Obliterati Press in May 2018.