John Hughes

In a pub garden July 2014

John Hughes was born in Sutton Coldfield, in the English Midlands, studied music at Royal Holloway College and has lived in Surrey for most of his adult life. He has earned a living in a variety of ways - selling pianos in Harrods, playing keyboards in a tribute band, editing a magazine, recruiting IT professionals, as a restaurant reviewer, and, most recently, managing in the NHS. He has written half dozen non-fiction books and two novels. How to Steal a Piano and Other Stories - a set of thirteen short stories - is his first publication with Matador.

In a Whitstable garden July 2016