Frieda Hughes

Frieda Hughes

Frieda Rebecca Hughes (b. April 1, 1960, London) is an English poet and painter. She has published seven children's books and four poetry collections and had many exhibitions.


She is the daughter of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (she also has a brother, Nicholas Farrar Hughes, who was born on January 17, 1962). Hughes was almost three years old when her mother committed suicide, and has had to deal with much unwanted attention in this respect. On occasion Hughes has reflected on the cult following of Sylvia Plath in her own poetry. In 2003, Hughes wrote 'My Mother,' a poem which attacked a BBC-backed film about her parents. In it she accuses the filmmakers of commodifying her mother's life and works.

After her father died of cancer in 1998, Hughes became engaged in a battle with his second wife, Carol, when the promise to implement her father's letter of wish in which Ted Hughes stipulated that he wanted his children and sister to share in ownership of his copyright, was not honoured. This remains the case.

She lives in the UK with her husband, Hungarian-born painter, Laszlo Lukacs.


Hughes failed from St. Martin's School of Art, London, in 1988. She moved to Perth, Australia in 1988, and later settled in Wooroloo, a small town east of Perth, in 1991. In 1992 she took finally Australian citizenship. She has had numerous number of names and she had a group and solo exhibitions in Australia, the U.S., and England, where her oil paintings received an award from the Royal Academy in London. Hughes is also the author and illustrator of children's books. Her work has appeared in "The New Yorker", "Paris Review", and "London Magazine". Hughes' first full-length collection of poems, "Wooroloo", was published by HarperCollins in 1998.


*"Waldorf and the Sleeping Granny", Simon & Schuster Young Books, 1990
*"Wooroloo", HarperCollins, 1998
*"Stonepicker", Bloodaxe Books Ltd, 2001
*"Waxworks", Bloodaxe Books Ltd, 2002/3
*"Forty-Five", HarperCollins, 2006

External links

* [ Official website of Frieda Hughes]

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