Hugo Hamilton

Hugo Hamilton was born and grew up in Dublin. He is the author of six highly acclaimed novels: Surrogate City, The Last Shot, The Love Test, Headbanger, Sad Bastard and Sucking Diesel; one collection of short stories; the internationally acclaimed memoir, The Speckled People and its follow up, The Sailor in the Wardrobe.

In 1992 he was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Sang Impur, the French translation of The Speckled People, won the Prix Femina Etranger in 2003 and Il Cane Che Abbaiava Alle Onde, the Italian translation of the memoir, won the Premio Giuseppe Berto in 2004. Hugo Hamilton lives in Dublin.

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