Joseph Hunter

Joseph Hunter

Joseph Hunter is a fiction writer and postgraduate researcher at the University of Manchester. Originally from the midlands he moved to Manchester for the climate after a decade in London. He writes about masculinity, loss, and nature.


Q: What is the first book you remember reading or having read to you as a child?

A: My dad read the Hobbit to me when I was very young, and followed it up with the Lord of the Rings when he thought I was ready.


Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (From a book, film, song, speech…)

A: ‘The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.’


Q: What superpower would you like to have and why?

A: I used to wish I could stop time, and then walk around in the world alone while everybody else was frozen.


Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?

A: This would change from moment to moment. Right now I’d like to be in a cabin on a Norwegian fjord.


Q: Who is your personal inspiration?

A: My PhD advisors, the writers Ian McGuire and Honor Gavin.