Hugh Montgomery – Professor and debut author talks about the science of creativity

Back in November 2019, we chatted to the insanely busy professor and debut author Hugh Montgomery!

Hugh is a someone who, if he wasn’t so darned lovely, you’d probably have to envy quite a lot. He’s a practicing clinician, a UK lead on climate change, he’s written screen-plays, runs ultramarathons, learns a new skill a year, holds a world-record, and is now releasing his first full-novel.

It’s called ‘Control’ – a thriller set in the medical-world (write what you know) all about a bullying, over-bearing Doctor, and the way he treats colleagues, which comes back to haunt him. We talk about brooding over the idea for the story, escaping to France to write it, and where he thinks the story actually came from.

As he manages to fit in so much into his day, we talk about where he finds the time and why he rations sleep. Also, we talk about why he learns a new skill every year, and how he believes it to be crucial to make time stop flying by.

Also – we hear a distinguished routine from history with Mason Currey, and grab his new book ‘Daily Rituals: Women at Work’ here –

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