Johnny Rich is an award-winning writer of fiction, guidebooks and journalism. Here is a small selection of his creative work.

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The Human Script       

Johnny’s debut novel was first published in April 2013 by Red Button Publishing. Click here for more details.

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You can read a sample extract here.

Short fiction

Johnny occasionally writes short fiction for which he has won a few awards. Here are two samples:


Johnny is the published author of a wide range of non-fiction books, papers and journalism, including:

The Push Guides: a series of guidebooks to universities and student life.

  • The Push Guide to Which University was published in 12 annual editions and became the best-selling guide to UK universities. Johnny wrote or co-wrote the first three editions and edited all further editions.
  • Johnny also wrote two other Push guides: The Push Guide to Choosing a University and The Push Guide to Student Money, not of which appeared in three editions. 
  • The final print editions of Push’s books were published in 2011, after which the content moved to the Push website where Johnny continued to edit a rolling programme of updated content.

Policy and research papers

Johnny has written or co-authored a number of policy and research papers on various aspects of education and employability. Among these are:


A woefully incomplete selection of articles on a range of topics:


Johnny Rich’s books on Goodreads