Sef Hughes was born in Glasgow, has lived in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Pittsburgh, Amsterdam and Eindhoven, and is currently hiding out in a small fishing port on the North Yorkshire Coast. 

As well as writing fiction, he has a long established career as a copywriter and creative director in advertising. A version of his short story Lost Cargo was published in Litro USA in 2015, and The Straw Hat appeared in the Dream Issue of Popshot Quarterly in 2018. Salt Water is his first collection of short stories and will be shortly followed by a second collection The Hate Extractor.