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Benjamin Myers

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Benjamin Myers was born in Durham, UK, in 1976.

He is an award-winning author and journalist.

His next novel The Offing will be published by Bloomsbury in August 2019.

His latest book, Under The Rock, a work of non-fiction, is published May 2018.

Recipient of the Roger Deakin Award, his novel The Gallows Pole was published to acclaim in 2017 and was winner of the Walter Scott Prize 2018 - the world's largest prize for historical fiction.

The Gallows Pole will be reissued by Bloomsbury, alongside previous titles Beastings and Pig Iron, in 2019.

Turning Blue (2016) was described as a "folk crime" novel, and praised by writers including Val McDermid. A sequel These Darkening Days followed in 2017.

His novel Beastings (2014) won the Portico Prize For
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Average rating: 4.13 · 3,969 ratings · 581 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Gallows Pole

4.21 avg rating — 1,350 ratings — published 2017 — 9 editions
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The Offing

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Pig Iron

4.32 avg rating — 455 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Beastings

4.21 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Turning Blue

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Richard

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3.80 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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These Darkening Days

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4.45 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Muse: Inside the Muscle Museum

3.59 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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"Beautifully read by Ralph Ineson, this was was an unusual read. Convincing descriptions drew me in and quirky characters made me care. Lovely and lyrical. "
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"Bliss. I chose this book on the advice of a bookseller at Readings in Carlton, Australia. I wanted a good read but had no specific title in mind. Suggest some books I said, he asked what I enjoyed, he then showed me some titles, this was the first..." Read more of this review »
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"I really enjoyed this - it was a deeply satisfying read. The writing was exceptional, very rich and with words in I had to look up - rare these days. Both Robert and Dulcie were great characters and their relationship was extremely well worked. It..." Read more of this review »
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“Each time he returned to town, to home, to lie in bed perfectly still beside his sleeping wife, his senses enlivened, William Deighton felt utterly exhausted, yet he was nevertheless imbued and infused with a sort of joyful drunkenness too, and increasingly a part of him was still out there, stalking the moor, a half-feral man whose very dreams were now scented by heather and lit by moonlight, crackling with the mute power of all things connected.”
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“Yes my sleep it was diysturbed by the sound of the moore tryin to get into my room an the sound of the moore tryin to get into my bed and the moore tryin to get into my mind becors it can do that can the moore and no man can sleep in that state no Not unless thur in a coffing.”
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“Fuck the king because you can be sure the king is already fucking you.”
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WndyJW I am really excited that I have discovered Benjamin Myers. Now if I can only find a way to buy his books so that he gets paid! Beastings is on Amazon, but Turning Blur and Pig Iron are only available through used book dealers. I hope Bluemoose Booke still has copies for sale.


Benjamin You can now vote for my novel PIG IRON in The Guardian's Not The Booker prize if so inclined.

http://gu.com/p/3aqn5/tw


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