Martyn Bedford (born 1959) is a British author. He is an alumnus of the University of East Anglia.
The first twelve years of Martyn Bedford's writing career were spent as a journalist on regional newspapers. His initial book Acts of Revision won the Yorkshire Post “Best First Work” Award. He later became the director of the novel writing programme at the University of Manchester, and is fiction critic for the Literary Review. Currently, Bedford teaches the Creative Writing module at Leeds Trinity University.
In 2008–10, he was Academic Writer-in-Residence, Royal Literary Fund Fellow. Bedford lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire with his wife and two daughters.
Awards and honours
- Acts of Revision (Doubleday, 1996)
- Exit, Orange & Red (Bantam, 1997)
- The Houdini Girl (Random House, 1999)
- Black Cat (Viking, 2000)
- The Virtual Disappearance of Miriam (digital narrative, 2000)
- The Island of Lost Souls (Bloomsbury, 2006)
- Flip (Walker, 2011)