Edwin Hopper

Edwin Hopper

Born on the Scottish Border, I was brought up in West Africa before spending my teenage years as a school boy, art student and building labourer in Bristol England.
In East Africa in my twenties, I was a prospector, surveyor, accountant, hotelier, mechanic, cotton ginner and tobacco processor.
I married Dineen and settled back in England. Work as a shop owner, unemployed labourer, salesman and garage mechanic followed, before twenty three years with the Ministry of Defence.
I am now a full time artist, writer and couch potato.


Edwin Hopper in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

2002 Salisbury Wiltshire

What do you love about short stories?

They are easier than long stories.

Do you write in other forms?

Novels, villanelle, sonnets, verse, histories.

What distracts you from writing?


Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

The word “passion” is a bit strong for my interests in DIY, history, reading, listening and day dreaming.

What is your favourite book?

Piers Plowman

Who are your favourite writers?

Matthew Arnold., William Langland. and Ernest Hemingway.

Where is your dream location?


What one item would you put into Room 101?


Do you have any advice for new writers?

Have fun.

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