Tristan Hughes

Tristan Hughes was born in northern Ontario but raised on the Welsh island of Ynys Mon. He wrote his first novel, The Tower, in a body cast after breaking his back falling off a castle wall. His novels, Send My Cold Bones Home and Revenant, both set on Ynys Mon, were highly praised in the UK. His most recent novels Eye Lake and its follow-up, the coming-of-age story Hummingbird (Locarno), are set in the fictional town of Crooked River, based on Atikokan, where he spent his childhood summers. Hughes lives in Wales, but is in Winnipeg this fall as the writer-in-residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.

Tristan is the author of four novels. The Tower (2004), Send My Cold Bones Home (2006) and Revenant (2008), are all set on Anglesey and reflect his interest in the landscape and history of the island. His latest novel, Eye Lake, is set in northern Ontario. He also writes short stories and is a winner of the Rhys Davies short story prize.

He currently lives in Cardiff, where he is the AHRC Fellow in Creative Writing at Cardiff University. Outside of writing, Tristan is an often unlucky fisherman and a cricket player of declining powers.