Benjamin Myers is an award-winning author and journalist.
His novels include The Gallows Pole (2017), which won a Roger Deakin Award, Turning Blue (2016) and Beastings (2014), winner of the Portico Prize For Literature and a Northern Writers’ Award.
Pig 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.
Myers' short story 'The Folk Song Singer' was awarded the Tom-Gallon Prize in 2014 by the Society Of Authors. Other works include a poetry collection Heathcliff Adrift (2014) and the novella Snorri & Frosti (2013).
He is the author of several music biographies which have been translated into seven languages, and his short stories and poems have been published in dozens of print anthologies.
His writing has appeared in publications including The Guardian, BBC, Mojo, New Statesman, New Scientist, The Big Issue, Melody Maker, Time Out, Bizarre, Shortlist, The Morning Star, NME, 3:AM Magazine, Caught By The River and others.
Benjamin Myers was born in Durham, UK, in 1976. He currently lives in the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, UK.