Carl Tighe who died aged 70 on 8 May 2020 was a prizewinning author of exceptional fiction, a highly respected academic, a poet and an inspirational university teacher.
“There was a kindness in him, for above all Carl was a man who understood grief and trouble and the power of writing to save us”
Moy McCrory, Derby University, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
“Carl was one of those people whose political grasp was matched by a searing kind of wit. He could hardly believe what he was seeing and understanding in the world around him and he could show that devastatingly and always with mordant humour”.
John Worthen, D H Lawrence scholar.