- Frieda Hughes
She is the daughter of poets
Sylvia Plathand 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,
Australiain 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 Academyin 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 HarperCollinsin 1998.
*"Waldorf and the Sleeping Granny",
Simon & Schuster Young Books, 1990
Bloodaxe Books Ltd, 2001
Bloodaxe Books Ltd, 2002/3
* [http://www.friedahughes.com/ Official website of Frieda Hughes]
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