Martyn Bedford

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Martyn Bedford (born 1959) is a British novelist and literary critic.

Life and career[edit]

He is an alumnus of the University of East Anglia.[1]

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.[2] He later became the director of the novel writing programme at the University of Manchester, and is fiction critic for the Literary Review.[3] Currently, Bedford teaches the Creative Writing module at Leeds Trinity University.[4]

In 2008–10, he was Academic Writer-in-Residence, Royal Literary Fund Fellow.[1] Bedford lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire with his wife and two daughters.

Awards and honours[edit]


  • 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)
  • Never Ending (Walker, 2014)
  • Twenty Questions for Gloria (Walker, 2016)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Martyn Bedford". The Royal Literary Fund. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  2. ^ "Books Outloud - Video - Yorkshire Post". Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  3. ^ "Bloomsbury - Authors". Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  4. ^ "Martyn Bedford - Leeds Trinity University". Retrieved 2017-02-12.