James Hopkin - England

James Hopkin
James Hopkin - photo by James Howard

James Hopkin has lived in Krakow, Berlin, Manchester and several other cities and countrysides in Europe. He gained a First Class honours degree in English and Philosophy in Manchester, then a Distinction in his MA on modern fiction, followed by a British Academy Award for a PhD.

In September 2002, he won an Arts Council short story competition with Even the Crows Say Krakow. He signed to Picador the following year, and Winter Under Water (2007) was a critically-acclaimed debut.

His short stories have been anthologised, including in this year's anthology Elsewhere for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 (Rostropinov) and BBC Radio 4 (The Mural at Frau Krauser's, A Georgian Trilogy and A Dalmatian Trilogy). A small collection, Even the Crows Say Krakow, was published in 2008 (along with the paperback of Winter Under Water) and republished in 2011 as an ebook (Picador). In February 2009 the novel was published in Poland and in June 2012 as an ebook (Picador). He is the winner of the JB Priestley Award in 2010 and of a Society of Authors' Award in 2011. His new novel, Say Goodbye to Breakfast (Picador), will appear very soon.
For more information about James Hopkin, visit his homepage.

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