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Cinco Cuentas de Ambar (2021)

Spanish realease of Richard’s debut novel »Five Amber Beads« by Nagrela Editores
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Five Amber Beads (2006)

Richard’s debut novel is a journey back into his past.

The Author

Richard Aronowitz began his writing career as a poet, publishing poems in The Independent, The Guardian and many small-press magazines.

His poetry has been widely published and he was shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize.

He was a runner-up in the poetry section of the Bridgeport Prize in 1999 and had a selection of ten poems included in the anthology Anvil New Poets 3 from Anvil Press in 2001.

Life Lessons his first collection of poems, will be launched at the Poetry Café, London on 29th April 2019.


Richard's first novel, Five Amber Beads, was published by Flambard Press in 2006. His second novel, It's Just the Beating of My Heart, came out in March 2010.

An American Decade, Richard's latest novel about an emigre German singer at large in the America of the 1930s, was published by Accent Press in March 2017.



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Life Lessons.

Poetry Collection
Palewell Press
‚Richard's poetry has been widely published and he was shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize and the Bridport Prize.

Life Lessons, his first poetry collection, will be launched on April 29th at the Poetry Café, London.
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An American Decade

Accent Press
'A fine novel about an emigre German singer at large in the America of the 1930s, in which Richard Aronowitz displays his characteristic ability to mingle
the slow unravelling of ordinary lives with the ebb and flow of world events. I greatly admired it.'

D. J. Taylor, British critic, biographer, novelist. Winner of Whitbread Biography Award 2013, Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2011

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It's Just The Beating Of My Heart

Flambard Press
'This is a quiet novel which progresses at a pace as gentle as a wide brook but with the attached depth of still waters. The narrowing of Stack's existence is handled with both structural clarity and psychological truth, while a potentially annoying narrator who becomes a slave to self-destructive patterns never loses the reader's sympathy.'

Christian House, The Independent

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Five Amber Beads

Flambard Press
Aronowitz knows the art world milieu particularly well having worked as an Impressionist and Modern art researcher at Sotheby's.
Aronowitz uses the same skills to trace the secret provenance of his characters and in doing so infuses them with a greater understanding and a context for their existence.

Christian House, The Independent

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Cinco Cuentas de Ámbar - Spanish Release of »Five Amber Beads« out now


Nagrela Editores in Madrid published »Cinco Cuentas de Ámbar«, the Spanish edition of my very first novel »Five Amber Beads« from 2006, in January 2022. (rda)