Hugh Paxton, horror novelist, young people's author, nature and travel writer
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Hugh’s Writing Career in Namibia

FREELANCE WRITER,  

Windhoek, NAMIBIA        04/00 – 03/10

Editor of Epistola International Magazine, the Namibian medical journal. It carries a mix of scientific articles and stories of general interest to the medical community and the public.


Editor of Positive Living, an upbeat lifestyle magazine that addresses HIV related issues.


Editor of The “I” Stories booklet, profiling stories written by victims of gender based violence and produced by Namibian Voices for Development.  


Writer and columnist for World Family News magazine (Tokyo), The Japan Times newspaper, All Nippon Airways Wingspan magazine, Conservation, The Namibian newspaper and Air Namibia’s Flamingo magazine. Occasional contributor to The Namibian and The Sunday Times


Also the author of one novel, Homunculus, published by Pan Macmillan in London. A sequel is to be published and two books for children and one other novel are currently being reviewed by UK based publishers.


Author of Children of Hope, a UNICEF publication promoting the Window of Hope AIDS/Gender based violence primary education programme. The work entailed organising school visits in various parts of Namibia, interviewing learners, writing up learner profiles (Human Interest stories) in a reader friendly style, coordinating with sub contractors (photographers) etc.


Script writer for 12 part radio drama focusing on domestic violence sponsored by UNICEF in collaboration with the Namibia government. The drama has yet to be broadcast by NBC


Author of three UNICEF Issue Papers (Gender Based Violence, Improving Maternal Health, Youth Access to Alcohol) with eight supporting human interest stories.


Contributing writer to the MET/SPAN guide brochures and fact sheets for the National Parks

Vsitors should schedule some time in Namibia, it has fantastic National Parks
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