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Peggy Hughes

Peggy Hughes is Executive Director at National Centre for Writing, having been Head of Programmes there from 2017 until January 2022. She is on the board of Age UK Norwich, publishers at 404ink and Open Book Reading, and is former Chair of Literature Alliance Scotland, Scotland's largest membership network, committed to advancing the interests of Scotland’s literature and languages at home and abroad. She is from Northern Ireland, and before moving to Norwich worked in literature in Scotland, at the University of Dundee, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, Scottish Poetry Library and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. In her spare time, she enjoys running, radio, films, rambling about the countryside, and being a novice but enthusiastic gardener with the Friends of her local park.