Glyn Hughes

Glyn Hughes’s first book, Neighbours, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and a winner of a Welsh Arts Council Poetry prize. Since his Selected Poems in 1979 he has published six novels.

His first novel, Where I Used To Play On The Green, was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize and also the David Higham Prize. The Antique Collector was shortlisted for the Whitbread and for the James Tait Black Prizes.

Other prose books include a much loved autobiography, Millstone Grit, and a travel book about Greece where he lived for four years. Otherwise his home has mainly been on the Yorkshire Pennines.

More recently Hughes has written five well-received radio plays, some radio features and other journalism.

Two of Hughes’s books were chosen by Guardian readers’ poll as “Eco Classics” and the poet himself was recently picked by Times as “one of 6 best ever authors on North of England”.

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Critical Praise:

“Why are these poems not among the classics?”
Philip Hobsbaum

“I have not seen this year a book of Selected Poems by a living writer, more quietly memorable, more moving in simple human terms, and displaying a greater range of skills.”
Charles Causley, Guardian Christmas Books

“A particular strength of his work is a mastery of the flowing thought, which often emerges in language at once controlled and lyrical.”
Other Poetry

“It confirms Hughes as one of this country’s most vibrant and versatile writers.”
The Observer

Books by Shoestring Press:

Dancing Out of the Dark Side

Two Marriages