Hugh Coyle


Hugh Coyle’s publications include The Boston ReviewNew England Review, Green Mountains Review, Scribner’s American Writersseries, The Café Review, and Christopher Street, among others. His work has received a Pushcart Prize, a Bertha Morton scholarship, a Heekin award, and a grant from the Vermont Arts Council. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, he served for many years on the admissions board of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He was previously the Administrative Director of the Bread Loaf School of English, where he also produced the program’s humorous daily newsletter, The Crumb. His latest project, the historical novel Peace at Last, explores the relationship between the explosives manufacturer Alfred Nobel and the writer Bertha von Suttner, the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and one of the major inspirations for its inception. The novel-in-progress was named a semi-finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship in 2014. Building upon his international research, Hugh presented a master class on Bertha von Suttner’s reliance on empathy at the Peace Palace in The Hague in June, 2015. He has also presented an annual, hour-long historical slideshow, “Behind the Prize,” to coincide with the announcements of the Nobel prizes each October. 

Articles by This Author