Literary Birthday – 19 April – Richard Hughes


  1. Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do.
  2. All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It’s fiction’s business to ask them.
  3. Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.
  4. A method involving apparent obscurity is surely justified when it is the clearest, the simplest, the only method possible of saying in full what the writer has to say.

Hughes was a British writer of poems, short stories, novels and plays.

by Amanda Patterson