Author Hugh Howey Reveals Intriguing Thoughts to in Exclusive Interview

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Bestselling novelist talks about optimism, the end of the world - and bringing people back from the deep freeze.

Hugh Howey is best known for his dystopian trilogy Wool, which started as a digital-only publication and has now found readers in print and ebook all over the world.

Recently, sat down to talk to Hugh about Wool, amongst other things. Hugh may write about the end of the world but he reveals that he actually tells stories that convey the opposite of what he believes, which is that the world is getting better, not worse. However, he says, 'Optimism isn't in vogue - ever', so he doesn't write optimistic stories.

Hugh also gives us a fascinating insight into his writing process, and talks about:

  • the most important issue to solve for the planet
  • how his stories take shape
  • his favourite dystopian novels
  • what he's working on now.

He also talks about who he would bring back to life if they were in a deep freeze.

Watch the full 8-minute interview with Hugh Howey here.

Shift, the prequel to Wool, is out now. Read more about Wool here and Shift here.

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