'Charlie Hill is a real writer.' Jim Crace.

Charlie Hill. About.

Charlie Hill lives in Birmingham. He has published two novels, a novella, a memoir, a pamphlet of short stories and several poems. His writing is difficult to classify as he tries to let the substance of each piece of work decide its form (here and here are some thoughts on his process.) 

'marvellously observed' The Times

Charlie’s work has featured in the title track of an album by Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates and been taught in South Australian Schools. Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery republished one of his stories to complement a summer exhibition and he has been interviewed by Mariella Frostrup on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book. A short film is here.

'Rich in wry social commentary, but also funny and linguistically dexterous, the novel is sensitive to the genuine aspirations of its characters yet unsparing in exposing their delusions.' The Observer


Charlie has been reviewed in a number of influential publications including: the London Review of Books; the Times; the Observer; the Irish Times; the Financial Times; the Glasgow Herald; The Quietus; the Morning Star and Tribune.

'sharp, funny and shrewd' Financial Times


He is the co-founder and former Director of a literary festival, the PowWow Festival of Writing which ran from 2011 to 2017 and featured guests such as Natalie Haynes, Alex Wheatle, Stewart Home and Joanne Harris. He has appeared at many festivals, including Frankfurt’s Literaturm, and has taught in universities.

‘The book presents a cross-hatching of memories and forgettings, observations and elisions, to build a unique, beguiling effect.’ The Quietus


Charlie’s poetry has appeared in a number of publications in print and online. He is a regular contributor to Dreich.

Charlie Hill. Reading.