James Hopkin

Guest Professorship Summer Semester 2007

James Hopkin has studied Modern Fiction at the University of East Anglia and wrote his PhD-thesis on Mikhail Bakhtin and Patrick White at the University of York and the University of East Anglia. He has lived in Krakow, Berlin, Manchester and several other places across Europe. His first novel Winter Under Water (2007) has won wide praise among literary critics, with The Independent highlighting that “few first-time novelists [...] have an ability to conjure language to such magical effects.” James Hopkin has won the inaugural Norwich Prize for Literature.

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