BEASTINGS by Benjamin Myers

We publish BEASTINGS on 3rd July 2014.

Ben won The 2013 Northern Writers Award.

The opening chapter of Beastings won the Northern Writers’ Award 2013. Judge Sarah Hall said:

Myers’ prose is taut, confident, professionally polished but at the same time maintaining a sense of rustic and unrefined authenticity, that which is truly hewn…it feels real – rain, mountain terrain, bothy kitchen, vestry, and all.

Also published by Bluemoose, Myers’ last novel Pig Iron (2012) was the winner of the inaugural Gordon Burn Prize. Judge Deborah Orr said:

Pig Iron is an important book because it tells a story that has shaped all contemporary Western humans, but is routinely, inexplicably overlooked – the great move from agricultural life to industrial life.