About

blackthorne author photo 2019

Hugh Blackthorne is a trans writer of queer fiction and poetry. His writing has been published by the Scottish Book Trust, Anti-Heroin Chic, Impossible Archetype, P.S. I Love You, The Junction, and Bull Kelp Press in Coinspirator. In 2021, his queer fiction is forthcoming by Entangled Publishing and his poetry in Plentiude Magazine.

In 2020, his unpublished novel ‘The Curation of Eamon O’Reilly’ was Runner Up in the BPA First Novel Award. In 2019, his writing was longlisted for both the Bath Novel Award for his unpublished novel ‘How to Bury the Living’ in the UK and the CBC Nonfiction Prize for ‘Original Copy’ in Canada. Hugh is a 2019 PitchWars mentee, a mentoring contest in the USA. Also in 2019, he received the Diversity Scholarship from the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. You can read more about awards here.

Hugh currently lives in the urban wilds of Victoria, Canada. He’s lived in various places in western Canada and the UK. He messes about with old stuff when he’s not writing. You can find him on Twitter @hughblackthorne and more of his work on Medium @hugh.blackthorne.

Read his PitchWars interview for more about his unpublished novel How to Bury the Living.

Website Photos:

Hugh Blackthorne, Rene Bohmer, Zoran Borojevic, Patrick Brinksma, Benjamin Davies, Morgan Harris, Ethan Hoover, Frank McKenna, Clem Onojeghuo, Maria Geller, Social Cut, Zoltan Tasi, Craig Whitehead

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