Novelist and Prose Writer
Sue Hubbard's first novel Depth of Field is an acute observation of the nature of identity and memory. Having grown up in the Home Counties with her Jewish identity submerged, Hannah experiences a deep sense of alienation. After her marriage falls apart she returns from the West Country, where she has been living, to London’s East End in search of her roots and in order to pursue a career as a photographer. A failed affair, a breakdown and a lost custody battle for her children leave her alone to discover new ways to reconstruct her life. The pleasures and small epiphanies she discovers are not what she expected. Depth of Field is a graphic study of one woman’s struggle for self-determination.
Her short stories all, in some way, deal with ideas of self realisation, transformation, and renewal.