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Justin Hill

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Occupation  Writer
Role  Novelist
Name  Justin Hill
Spouse  Elle Hill
Nationality  English

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Genre  Historical fiction, literary fiction, travelogue
Notable works  Shieldwall The Drink and Dream Teahouse Passing Under Heaven Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend
Notable awards  Somerset Maugham Award Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize Betty Trask Award Xiaoxiang Friendship Award
Education  Durham University, St Peter's School, York
Books  Ciao Asmara, The drink and dream teahouse, Shieldwall, Passing under heaven, A bend in the Yellow River

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Justin Hill is an English novelist.


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Justin Hill is an English novelist whose debut novel, The Drink and Dream Teahouse, won several major awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Betty Trask Prize, as well as being a 2001 Washington Post Book of the Year. He has since won the Somerset Maugham Award and his latest novel, Shieldwall was a Sunday Times Book of the Year.

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His work has been translated into seventeen languages and banned in China.

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The British Council describes Hill as 'a novelist and travel writer with a growing international reputation, whose writing has been mostly associated with the people, culture and history of China.'. It also said that Hill 'has already shown his mastery of the historical novel. He is able to re-create ancient eras beautifully, and fully engage our sympathies for the lives and loves of his characters.'

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His first novel, The Drink and Dream Teahouse, is a commentary on contemporary China.

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Passing Under Heaven, reimagines the life of female poet Yu Xuanji.

Ciao Asmara recounts the history and present of Eritrea.

Shieldwall is the first in the Conquest Trilogy, which chronicles the events surrounding the Battle of Hastings, in 1066.

Viking Fire is the second of the Conquest Trilogy which tells the life of Harald Hardrada.

In summer 2014 Hill was commissioned to write the novelisation of the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend. It was published in February 2016 by Weinstein Books.

Hill was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island in 1971, he grew up in Yorkshire. He was educated at the historic St Peter's School, York; and at St Cuthbert's College, Durham University.

As a member of St Cuthbert's Society, Durham University, he studied English Language and Medieval Literature. After leaving university in 1992, he worked with the VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) for seven years in rural China and Eritrea. He reviews regularly for The Times Literary Supplement and the South China Morning Post. Between 2009 and 2015 he ran the undergraduate Creative Writing course at the City University of Hong Kong.

Awards and honours

  • 2001 Washington Post Notable Book, The Drink and Dream Teahouse
  • 2002 Betty Trask Award, winner, The Drink and Dream Teahouse
  • 2003 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, winner, The Drink and Dream Teahouse
  • 2003 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award shortlist, Ciao Asmara
  • 2005 Somerset Maugham Award, winner, Passing Under Heaven
  • 2005 A Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year, Passing Under Heaven
  • 2005 An Independent on Sunday Book of the Year, Passing Under Heaven
  • 2005 Encore Award shortlist, Passing Under Heaven
  • 2005 Xiaoxiang Friendship Award from the Governor of Hunan Province
  • 2012 A Sunday Times Book of the Year, Shieldwall
  • 2016 A Times Book of the Year, Viking Fire
  • References

    Justin Hill Wikipedia