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 2019, his writing was longlisted for both the Bath Novel Award in the United Kingdom and the CBC Nonfiction Prize 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 lives in the urban wilds of Victoria, Canada. 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Read his PitchWars interview for more about his unpublished novel How to Bury the Living.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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