Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes is originally from the town of Keady, near the border in Northern Ireland. His first novel The Countenance Divine was published by John Murray in 2016, followed in 2018 by Country, a retelling of the Iliad set during the Northern Ireland conflict, which won the London Hellenic Prize, and was shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature. He teaches Creative Writing at Queen Mary, University of London.


John Hume showed us how to really fight - and what is worth fighting for


The Nobel Prize winner was dedicated to defending ‘the space inbetween’ from those whose only aim is polarisation