This website offers an informal introduction to the life, work and thoughts of me, Haydn Middleton, and also of Haydn Kaye my occasional pen-name, which partly explains why there are two magpies in my logo.

I am an Anglo-Welsh author and creative writing tutor. Creative endeavour in any field intrigues me: where inspiration comes from, how we respond to it, what happens when it disappears. I often aim to address these issues in my written work, both fiction and non-fiction.

Although technically this site is about me, no man is an island, so here and there I cast the net a little wider.

Please click here to hear the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of my novel

The Ballad of Syd & Morgan

starring Simon Russell Beale and Tyger Drew-Honey