Martyn Bedford (born 1959) is a British novelist and literary critic.
Life and career
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.
Awards and honours
- 2011: Costa Book Awards, shortlist, Flip
- 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)
- "Martyn Bedford". The Royal Literary Fund. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "Books Outloud - Video - Yorkshire Post". www.yorkshirepost.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- Bloomsbury.com. "Bloomsbury - Authors". Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- "Martyn Bedford - Leeds Trinity University". research.leedstrinity.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
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