Tammye Huf is a writer originally from the United States, but who has spent the past twenty-five years living in the UK and Germany. She has worked variously as a teacher, a copywriter and a translator, while she has had numerous short stories published in literary magazines. In 2018, she was third-placed winner in the London Magazine Short Story Prize.

Tammye has also written her debut novel, ‘A More Perfect Union’, which will be published by Myriad Editions in October 2020. It tells the story of Henry, who escapes the Famine in Ireland in the mid-19th century and sails to America. He meets Sarah, a slave woman torn from her family, and the novel is an exploration of identity, sacrifice, belonging, race and love. ‘A More Perfect Union’ is also inspired by the true story of Tammye’s great-great grandparents.

Listen to Tammye Huf on the Read All About It podcast HERE


1. Favourite book from childhood
Judy Bloom books

2. Favourite book from teenage/university (formative) years
Anthem by Ayn Rand
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Beloved by Toni Morrison

3 A book you would recommend to anyone
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The God of Small Things by Arudhati Roy
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again
Ulysses by James Joyce

5. The last book you read or are currently reading
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (on Kindle)
Parable of the Sower by Octavio Butler (physical book)