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JHISS: Michael Hughes in conversation

Marketplace Theatre
028 3752 1821
27/07/2018
27/07/2018
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John Hewitt Society

Michael Hughes in conversation

1.30pm| £7.00

Michael Hughes was born and raised in County Armagh and is now based in London. He read English at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, before training in theatre at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris and he worked for many years as an actor on stage and screen, under the professional name of Michael Colgan. Michael’s first novel The Countenance Divine, described in TLS as “wonderfully ambitious”, was well received when it was published by John Murray in 2016. His powerful new novel, Country, is a vivid and brutal reimagining of Homer’s Iliad, the oldest war story of them all, set in the Troubles of late twentieth century County Armagh.

“There is real pleasure to be derived from Hughes’s imagination, especially his instinct for tactile description.” TLS

“Michael Hughes writes like a brilliant cross between David Mitchell and Hilary Mantel.” Toby Litt

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