Justin Hill is the author of three novels, two non-fiction books and numerous stories, essays and poems.
His first novel, The Drink and Dream Teahouse, won the 2003 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the 2002 Betty Trask Award, was picked by the Washington Post as one of the Top Novels of 2001.
His second novel, Passing Under Heaven, won the 2005 Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Encore Award.
He is currently working on a series of novels covering the events around the Battle of Hastings, in 1066. The first, Shieldwall (2011) was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. He is working on the second as part of his work at Goldsmiths.