Tristan Hughes was born in Atikokan, a small town in northern Ontario, Canada, where he lived for four years before moving to Anglesey (or Ynys Mon in Welsh), an island off the coast of north Wales. He was educated at Ysgol David Hughes, and went on to study 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. He has taught courses on American literature and creative writing at Cambridge, Leipzig, Bangor and Cardiff.
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.
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