The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers has received The Society of Authors' Roger Deakin award. We publish it in May 2017.
It is a 'HYMN TO THE HILLS,' a story of The Cragg Vale Coiners and 'King' David Hartley who clipped coins, created an alternative economy in West Yorkshire, and railed against the establishment and the onset of the industrial revolution. It is a beautiful and powerful novel about a divided England and it is as relevant today as it was 250 years ago.
I know I'm biased but I think it is Ben's best work to date.