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Ben Hopkins

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Ben Hopkins

Ben Hopkins is a screenwriter, film-maker and novelist. He has lived in London and Istanbul and now lives in Berlin. His films include features and shorts, fiction and documentary, and have won awards at festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Antalya and Toronto Hot Docs. Cathedral is his first novel.

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Latest reviews

  • ★ “Ambitious and satisfying [ . . . ] This sweeping work is as impressive as the cathedral at its center.”
    — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review), Nov 23 2020
  • “To a dedicated historical fiction reader, [Cathedral is] heaven [ . . . ] It is a rich tapestry with a satisfying substance full of historical detail, personal insight, individual tragedy and triumph.”
    — Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association, Nov 2 2020
  • “This first novel by screenwriter Hopkins imagines a paean to the glory of God arising from the unholy muck of the Middle Ages.”
    — Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review), May 18 2020


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