Slicker than Amis, Weirder than Palahniuk, Wilder than Bukowski, Odder than Vonnegut, Funnier, than Heller, Sicker than Niven, Sharper than Welsh, Stranger than Ligotti, Darker than Nabokov, Cooler than anyone: Unhinged, warped and beautiful.
Rick Hudson is Britain’s most attractive and talented author. He was born in Derbyshire in 1966 and has lived for most of his life in the Manchester area. His short stories have been professionally published widely in the UK, US and mainland Europe as well as broadcast by BBC Radio. Shrapnel is his first novel and it is to be followed by Dr Twelve (dark fantasy novel); Heart Failure (a romantic comedy); Cold Glass (a conceptual novel) and Fifty Fathom Dreams (poetry). He is currently editing a collection of his previously published and broadcast short stories. Rick is also working on a trilogy of fantasy novels and various other writing projects. For regular updates on Rick and his work see http://www.facebook.com/RickHudsonWriter?ref=hlxxxxx..
Rick’s writing has been widely critically acclaimed. He has been compared to Milan Kundera, Martin Amis, Saul Bellow, Chuck Palahniuk and William Faulkner. Punk Globe described his writing as ‘Nothing short of brilliant and inspiring’ and invited its readers to ‘marvel at Hudson’s mastery of language and literary technique’. Academic writer Catherine Patten (University of Winchester) claims that Hudson’s fiction is notable for his ‘remarkable writing skill, phenomenal ability to use language and the lyrical, striking and often beautiful style he employs’. Lauren O’Neil has also stated that ‘he is a writer of great skill, at once at the centre of literary world whilst remaining outside it, a liminal figure on the fringes of popular fiction and literature. An idiosyncratic yet gifted writer, the James Joyce figure English literature has always lacked’ and ‘the most significant writer Manchester has produced since Anthony Burgess’. An interesting an insightful interview with the author can be found in Horror Express Volume 2.
Furthermore, Rick is an academic who has written a number of articles such as ‘Sinister Six: Anti-villains in an anti-heroic narrative which appears in Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical essays on the history and meaning of Spiderman and ‘Gorgeous Monsters and Awful Beauties’ in Fanpires. In a recent survey Rick was positioned third in a list of Manchester’s most eligible bachelors.