Hamilton, Hugo

Hugo Hamilton
Hugo Hamilton. Image source aosdana.artscouncil.ie

Hugo Hamilton was born in Dublin of Irish-German parentage.

His novels are Surrogate City (London, Faber & Faber,1990); The Last Shot (Faber & Faber, 1991); The Love Test (Faber & Faber, 1995); Headbanger (London, Secker & Warburg, 1996); Sad Bastard (Secker & Warburg, 1998); Disguise (London, Fourth Estate, 2008); Hand in the Fire (Fourth Estate, 2010); and Every Single Minute (Fourth Estate, 2014).

His stories were collected as Dublin Where the Palm Trees Grow (Faber & Faber, 1996).

He has also published a memoir of his Irish-German childhood, The Speckled People (Fourth Estate, 2003); and its sequel, The Sailor in the Wardrobe (Fourth Estate, 2006).

In 1992, he was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

A member of Aosdána, he lives in Dublin.



Der deutsch-irische Autor Hugo Hamilton spricht über seinen neuen Roman “Legenden” (Luchterhand, 2008) und seine eigene Biographie, die er in den Romanen “Gescheckte Menschen” und “Der Matrose im Schrank” (beide Knaus Verlag) fiktionalisiert hat. Aufnahme von der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2008.
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