Megan Hunter was born in Manchester in 1984, and now lives in Cambridge with her young family. She has a BA in English Literature from Sussex University, and an MPhil in English Literature: Criticism and Culture from Jesus College, Cambridge. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and she was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award with her short story Selfing.
Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
Megan Hunter recommends
Drive your Plough over the Bones of the Dead (2018)
"I loved this wry, richly melancholic philosophical mystery. It's a compelling and endlessly thought-provoking novel, luminous with the strangeness of existance."
"I read it slowly, in a kind of reverie, wanting to savour every page A completely absorbing, luminous account of a woman inhabiting her life and creativity."
Miss Iceland (2020)
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
"A potent, atmospheric story of creative frustration and fulfilment. I loved the wry, tender voice of Ólafsdóttir's narrator. I'm now going to read all of her other novels."
The Appointment (2020)
"The Appointment is darkly hilarious, moving and original. Its vibrant, incisive voice surprises and enlivens the reader on every page."
Bright Burning Things (2021)
"A novel of extraordinary intimacy and vividness, a uniquely disquieting account of a mind sinking into the depths and rising again, full of such powerful love and fear."
A Lonely Man (2021)
"I loved this taut, graceful literary thriller, in which domesticity is as riveting as the threat of criminal entanglement. In A Lonely Man, family life-and love-is the beating heart of the story, creating an absorbing, menacing interplay between home, ambition and (self-) deception."
The Fell (2021)
"A masterfully tense, deeply empathetic novel about lives stilled and re-examined, and the uncertainty and danger of the world that surrounds them. I was completely riveted by the central questions of its narrative, and by its tender, insightful exploration of the times we are living through."
"Moving, graceful... Violets has a compelling, quiet power all the way to its exquisitely affecting end."
Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies (2022)
"Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies is a beautiful novel about death that feels completely alive, pulsing with tenderness and wit."
Our Wives Under the Sea (2022)
"Delicate and horrifying, Our Wives Under The Sea is a darkly brilliant novel that submerges the reader's imagination in the depths of the unknown."
Cat Brushing (2022)
"I loved these fresh, wry, strange stories; by turns moving and unnerving, they disturb expectations of the longings, loves and ambitions of older women."
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