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Richard Dixon


Richard Dixon

Richard Dixon was born in July 1956. He attended King Henry VIII School, Coventry, between 1964 and 1974. He graduated in Business Law at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry in 1977 and the following year was called to the Bar of the Middle Temple, London.

He practiced as a barrister for nine years in the chambers of John Gorman Q.C. at no.2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings, Temple, London, developing a broad experience which included a number of substantial fraud cases and a series of trials involving the ill-treatment of patients at Rampton Mental Hospital that led to appearances in the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.

He left the law in 1989 and moved to Italy’s Marche region with his partner Peter Greene. During the early 1990s, they wrote a number of tourist guides including ITALY ON THE BACKROADS (Duncan Petersen, 1993); 3-D CITY GUIDE: Rome (Duncan Petersen, 1995); CHARMING SMALL HOTELS: Tuscany and Umbria (Duncan Petersen, 1995); CENTRAL ITALY: The Versatile Guide (Duncan Petersen, 1996) and LE MARCHE: The Gateway to Central Italy (Aerdorica, 2000).

His radio play Just Another Case was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service in 1992. Daniel’s Complaint, written for theatre, received professional readings.

In 1996 he began full-time work as a translator. He became a member of the Associazione Italiana Traduttori e Interpreti in 2008 and a member of the Society of Authors in 2012.

Richard Dixon

Books by Richard Dixon

written by Umberto Eco, translated by Richard Dixon - Fiction

A newspaper committed to blackmail and mud slinging. A paranoid editor reconstructing 50 years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double. The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, and events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true. A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghostwriter, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan. Set in 1922, NUMERO ZERO foreshadows the mysteries and follies of the following 20 years.