Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Benjamin Myers is an award-winning author and journalist, whose work has been translated into many languages. His novels include the bestseller The Offingwhich was serialized on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Book at Bedtime,’ was a London Times Book of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick, and an Observer pick for 2019. It was also a bestseller in Germany. His other titles include The Gallos Polewhich won Walter Scott Prize 2018, the world’s largest prize for historical fiction; These Darkening Days; Turning Blue, and Beastingswinner of the Portico Prize for Literature and a Northern Writers’ Award.

Big Iron (2012) won the Gordon Burn Prize and Richard (2010) was a bestseller, chosen by the Sunday Times as one of its books of the year. His writing has appeared in publications including The Guardian, Mojo, New Statesman, New Scientist, The Spectator, The Big Issue, Le Monde, Caught By The Riverand others.

He was born in Durham, UK, in 1976. He currently lives in the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, UK Find him on Twitter and Instagram.


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