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Gregory Hughes - Author

Gregory Hughes was born and lives in Liverpool. After being expelled from Jesuit school, he went to a home for wayward boys, where he spent some very happy times. After some madcap years in his youth, he went to University to study computers. He has worked as everything from a dishwasher to a deep sea diver, and has worked in many countries including Norway, Canada and America.

Author Q&A

What was your inspiration for this book?

I would say my god-kids and my favourite books: The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Catcher in the Rye.

Which character was the most fun to write?

The Rat. She is the wayward daughter I never had.

Did you always want to be a writer?

From the age of 24 I did. But I did nothing about it for a long time.

If you got in Doctor Who’s tardis, where (or when) would you go?

To the nearest planet that has life.

What’s playing on your iPod right now?

Bob Marley’s Redemption Song.

Who would you choose to be if you could be a celebrity for the day?

Marc Anthony because he’s with JLo!!

Featured Books, with extracts, by Gregory Hughes

Unhooking the Moon
Gregory Hughes
Winner of the Book Trust Teenage Book Prize 2010 and shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2010. Shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2011. One absolutely, indisputably MEGA story! This highly recommended title is a beautifully written, utterly...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/04/2010
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