Richard Hughes was born 19 April 1900, and died 28 April 1976
- Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do.
- All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It’s fiction’s business to ask them.
- Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into barbarity by reading all the novels you can.
- 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.
Richard Hughes was a British writer of poems, short stories, novels, and plays. He is the author of A High Wind in Jamaica.