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Justin Hill

UK flag (b.1971)

The first of Justin Hill's Conquest Trilogy, chronically the momentous events that surround the Battle of Hastings, in 1066, will be published in Spring 2011.

Justin is an English novelist whose work has twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize. He was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island in 1971 and was brought up in York. He was educated at St Peter's School, York, and was a member of St Cuthbert's Society, Durham University. He worked for seven years as a volunteer with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) in rural China and Africa, before returning home to Yorkshire in 1999. His internationally acclaimed first novel, The Drink and Dream Teahouse, won the 2003 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and a 2002 Betty Trask Award, and banned by the government in China. It was also picked by the Washington Post as one of the Top Novels of 2001.

Genres: Historical
Non fiction
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2001) : The Drink and Dream Teahouse