James Hopkin has lived in Krakow, Berlin, Manchester and several other cities and countrysides in Europe. He gained a First Class honours degree in English and Philosophy in Manchester, then a Distinction in his MA on modern fiction, followed by a British Academy Award for a PhD. In September 2002, he won an Arts Council short story competition with ‘Even the Crows Say Krakow’. He signed to Picador the following year. Winter Under Water (2007) was an assured and critically-acclaimed debut marking the arrival of a major new writer. His short stories have been anthologised, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, and a small collection published in 2008, along with the paperback of Winter Under Water. In February, 2009, the novel was published in Poland.
Agent Name: Peter Straus