Show Me the Sky, his acclaimed debut, was nominated for the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
An assured and gripping debut – BBC Radio 3
Well researched and exciting… Nicholas Hogg shows that he is a fine storyteller – Waterstone’s
His subtle and clever novel weaves together five different narrative strands… plotted so artfully – Big Issue
Show Me the Sky is an absorbing exploration of identity, escaping the past, and the urge to return home – Product Magazine
Hogg performs a full range of literary circus feats – Adelaide Advertiser
Time is running out for Inspector James Dent. On the trail of missing singer Billy K, his team has exhausted every lead. The investigation has cost Dent his marriage, his home and possibly his job. All he has left is a copy of Show Me the Sky – the book Billy was reading when he vanished. With only the clothes on his back, Dent himself disappears. From the love letter of a motorcyclist stranded in central Australia, to the seedy streets and brothels of Mombasa, Dent begins to wonder if he is a trailing a man, a ghost, or himself.
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Nicholas Hogg’s second novel, The Hummingbird and the Bear, is a taut and highly charged story of passion and adultery. Set against the backdrop of the financial crisis, it follows a powerful and illicit love from England to New York, and was the recipient of a K Blundell Trust award .
A beautiful read – Ian McMillan
A fast and furious story. The description of American life is wonderfully authentic, and the dangerous and illicit nature of Sam and Kay’s relationship helps to build the tension in a way that keeps you turning the pages – New Books Magazine