'Powerful and original... An impressive work, grimly bawdy, tense and moving' --Sunday Times
`The shocking revelation of a childhood secret and the poignant search for human warmth...make this a rich and moving second novel' --Waterstone's Books Quarterly, March issue
`Cleverly constructed plots, well-drawn settings and slick sentences'
--Review, Daily Telegraph 26/3
`Hogan is only 30, but had the look of a writer of whom more will be heard.... He has taken a situation and developed it with real psychological acuity' --Mail on Sunday
`Dreamy mix of the banal and the numinous infuses a book in which the real star of the show is the place being written about... It's a persuasive central message in an elegant, compelling story...a gripping book'
--Sarah Crown, Guardian
'Hogan excels at tracing unspoken drama between characters, catching the shifts in temperature... In an unshowy way he fills the novel with rich descriptions... The pleasure of The Hunger Trace lies in its precision. Even as the pace quickens Hogan doesn't lose sight of accuracy. Like the falcons whose flight he catches so crisply, the prose is lean and strict, with movements of surprising beauty' --Ed Behrens, Literary Review
'...delicately written, with a subtle plot and some lovely comic touches'
--'Ross Raisin's Cultural Highlights,' Observer, 10 July 2011
`Ross Raisin and Edward Hogan's second novels dealt, as in each of their previous works, with the role of the outsider... The Hunger Trace, Hogan's mysterious, searing story of a Derbyshire falconer. Either would have been strong choices for the much-maligned Man Booker' --Sunday Telegraph
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About the Author
Edward Hogan was born in Derby in 1980 and now lives in Brighton. He is a graduate of the MA creative writing course at UEA and a recipient of the David Higham Award. His first novel, Blackmoor, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize and won the Desmond Elliot Prize.