Tammye Huf

A More Perfect Union

County Buildings
Sat 1 Oct
13:30 UK

Inspired by the true story of her great-grandparents, Tammye Huf’s lauded debut novel, A More Perfect Union, is the story of Henry, who escapes the Irish famine and sails to America in 1848 where he’s blindsided by the extent of prejudice awaiting him. Travelling south, he meets Sarah, a slave navigating the harsh realities of plantation politics. Can their love survive the realities of racial prejudice and the harsh economic future facing them in a country that forbids interracial marriage? Huf tells us how she transformed family history into fiction, and how she wove complex social themes into a story of transformative love. 

As well as winning the Diverse Book Award, A More Perfect Union has been longlisted for the Jhalak Prize and picked for teh Radio 2 Book Club. It was also recently listed in both the Times and Sunday Times lists of Best Historical Fiction.

About the Author

Originally from the US, Tammye has lived in the UK for twenty years. She has been a teacher of various ages and abilities, a copywriter and a translator. Her short stories have been published in literary magazines. Her debut novel, A More Perfect Union, is published in the UK by Myriad Editions. 

Filed in: fiction, history