Richard Percival Lister

British writer and artist

Richard Percival Lister FRSL (23 November 1914 – 1 May 2014), also known simply as R. P. Lister, was an English historian, writer, poet, artist and metallurgist. His works included The Idle Demon, The Rhyme and the Reason, Genghis Khan and The Travels of Herodotus. From 1947 until 1949, he worked in liaison for the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association.

R. P. Lister in June 2011.

Lister was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. He was married twice.[1]

Lister died from natural causes on 1 May 2014 in London, aged 99.[2]


  1. Bucknell, Steve. "Featured Poet: R.P. Lister - Interviewed by Steve Bucknell". Able Muse. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. Bucknell, Steve (8 May 2014). "No more birthdays. R.P.Lister". Able Muse. Retrieved 2 July 2014.