Tobias Hill

St Christopher

Tobias Hill
Event 11
Saturday October 16th, 5.00pm 
Little Missenden Village Hall

An acclaimed poet reads and talks about his work

This is an archived event from the 2010 Programme.

Poet, novelist and short story writer Tobias Hill will read from his acclaimed body of work and discuss his career and influences. He is a vibrant, reflective and generous practitioner as well as an inspirational teacher and communicator.

This promises to be an engaging, stimulating and thought-provoking event, a privileged insight into the imagination and talent of a writer described by A S Byatt as "one of the two or three most original and interesting young novelists working in Britain today... There is no other voice today quite like this".

Tobias is a writer of stunning virtuosity who "makes reading a joy" (The Scotsman) and was nominated as one of the best young writers in Britain (TLS 2003). The Guardian described his latest poetry collection, Nocturne in Chrome & Sunset Yellow, as "a book-length love song to the fabulousness and ragged beauty of his native London", and The Telegraph thought The Hidden, "a wonderful novel: elegant yet savage, restrained yet full-throttled, illuminated by the sort of brilliance that leaves you short of breath".

Award-winning author Tobias Hill has published four collections of poetry, four novels, and a collection of short stories (Skin) that won the 1998 PEN/Macmillan Award for Fiction.

His poetry collections are Year of the Dog (1995), Midnight in the City of Clocks (1996), Zoo (1998) and Nocturne in Chrome & Sunset Yellow (2006). His novels are Underground (1999), The Love of Stones (2001), The Cryptographer (2003) and The Hidden (2009).

Tobias is the Royal Society of Literature Fellow at Sussex University, and became the inaugural resident poet at London Zoo in 1998. He has worked as a rock critic for the Sunday Telegraph and reviews regularly for various publications.

For more information on Tobias Hill, click here (Wikipedia entry) or here (British Council).