James Bradley is a novelist and critic. His books include three novels, Wrack, The Deep Field and The Resurrectionist, all of which have won or been shortlisted for major Australian and international literary awards; a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus; and two anthologies, Blur and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His articles and reviews have appeared in a wide range of magazines and newspapers both in Australia and abroad. He blogs at cityoftongues.com, and his new novel, Black Friday, will be published in 2011.
Michael Hofmann reviews Ted Hughes by Jonathan Bate