Lyn Hughes


Lyn’s fourth novel, Flock (HarperCollins Australia, 2011), takes as its background the world of wallpaper, as it interweaves the story of the talented Sprigge family with that of four young conservators who come together to restore an historic house and find themselves in turn restored. Flock ranges freely between the French Revolution, Victorian England and the Blue Mountains.

Prior work

Lyn’s earlier novel The Bright House (Random House, 2000) is set in South Africa, and explores the devastation caused by a passion that crosses the borders of racial segregation and the trauma following the stillbirth of a child.

Her first two novels were The Factory (1990), shortlisted for the National Book Council’s New Writers’ Award, and One-Way Mirrors (1993).

Lyn was born in Wales in 1952, and spent eighteen years in South Africa before settling in Australia in 1982.
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