BENJAMIN MYERS is an award-winning writer. His novel The Gallows Pole (2017) won The Walter Scott Prize. Beastings (2014) won the Portico Prize For Literature and a Northern Writers’ Award and was longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. Pig Iron (2012) won the inaugural Gordon Burn Prize and Richard (2010) was selected as a Sunday Times book of the year.
His first non-fiction title is Under the Rock (2017). His published poetry includes the collection Heathcliff Adrift (2014) and he has been awarded the Tom-Gallon Prize for his short story work. Myers’ journalism has been published in numerous titles including The Guardian, New Statesman, Mojo and Caught By The River and his non-fiction writing widely translated.
Benjamin Myers was born in Durham and currently lives in the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. Find Myers on twitter @benmyers1 and discover more at www.benmyers.com.