Hill, Tobias

(1970- )
   Poet and novelist, born in London, he read English at Sussex University, then spent two years teaching in Japan. His 1997 collection of short stories, Skin, won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. Adaptations of his poetry and short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He has also worked as rock critic for the Sunday Telegraph, London, and as the poetry editor of the Richmond Review. His novel The Love of Stones (2001) has been published in seven languages and in 11 countries and is being developed as a film by Granada Films. He lives in London and is Royal Society of Literature Fellow at Sussex University. In 2004, he was named as one of the Poetry Book Society's "Next Generation" poets. Some of his publications: Year of the Dog, 1995. Midnight in the City of Clocks, 1996 (influenced by his experiences living in Japan). Zoo, 1998. Nocturne in Chrome and Sunset Yellow, 2006. Some of his poems: "A Bowl of Green Fruit," "Hiroshima Midnight," "Horse Chestnuts," "London Pastoral," "Nine in the Morning in the Station Bar," "One Day in Hiroshima," "Nocturne."
   Sources: British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Guardian Unlimited Obituary, Tobia Hill (http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/). Poems of Tobias Hill (http://themargins.net/anth/1990-1999/hillhiroshima.html). Review of Nocturne in Chrome and Sunset Yellow (http://www.saltpublishing.com/books/smp/1844712621.htm).

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