Hugh Kellett won the poetry prize at school and was delighted before learning he was the only entrant, but it set him on the road. He then studied languages at Oxford, where his plays and musicals were performed, and has been playing around with words in London advertising agencies most of his life. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, his short story themes tend towards the nostalgic and rueful, and probe human yearnings for self-fulfilment with their associated secret feelings of regret and failure. In contrast to this perhaps melancholic view he also writes comedy, and his book Glitzch! , which dramatises the havoc that can be wrought by predictive text in phones, tablets and other devices is due out late autumn 2013.
Hugh has two short stories published in the 2014 Askance anthology “Homes”.