Tristan Hughes - Picador Guest Professor in the winter semester 2006/07
Tristan Hughes has studied literature at the universities of York and Edinburgh, and King’s College, Cambridge, where he completed a PhD on Herman Melville’s South Sea writings. Tristan Hughes is seen as one of the truly promising writers of his generation. His first two novels, The Tower (2003) and Send My Cold Bones Home (2006), have won him wide literary acclaim. Tristan Hughes has also won The Rhys Davies Short Story Award. His latest works, Hummingbird (2017) and Shattercone (2020), have also been very well received, with the first one winning him the Edward Stanford Award for Fiction With a Sense of Place.
How much must you lose before you realise that one patch of ground, one piece of sky, one hill, one tower, mean everything?