R. K. Williams was born in Leeds. After studying Art and Fashion Design, he took his first job in the costume department at Opera North, creating fabulous period outfits and lavish ballgowns for both opera and ballet.
In 1993, Robert spent six months working in a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, before moving to London to work in men’s tailoring. Following a brief internship with Vivienne Westwood, he established a successful career as a freelance television costume designer and stylist.
After living in New York for a year in 2004, he returned to London to work on QI and The Friday Night Project.
Moving out of London to the countryside of Wiltshire, Robert has spent the past ten years recovering from a debilitating chronic illness which put a sudden end to his career. During this time he started to paint and write, exhibiting some of his artwork at The Vyner Street Gallery in London.
R.K. Williams continues to live in Wiltshire with his partner Steve Smith, a BAFTA awarding-winning television director best known for The Graham Norton Show, and their white Russian wolfhound, Sky.
The Ozone Hotel is Robert’s first work of fiction and the first of a series of five books.
In August 2017 Robert became an ambassador for Anxiety UK - a national registered charity working to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression.