South West Writers

Wyl Menmuir



About the Author

Wyl Menmuir is a novelist and editor based in Cornwall. His bestselling debut novel, The Many (Salt Publishing) was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. In November 2016, Nightjar Press published a limited edition chapbook of his story Rounds and in 2017, National Trust Books published his book, In Dark Places.

Wyl has written for both Radio 4’s Open Book and for The Observer, and is a regular contributor to the journal Elementum. In 2017, he was writer in residence at Falmouth University, has been visiting lecturer at Plymouth and Marjon universities and teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University

Wyl is co-creator of the Cornish writing centre, The Writers’ Block, and has worked with Arvon Foundation, National Literacy Trust and Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on a series of high profile literacy programmes.

Recent Publications

In Dark Places , National Trust Books , 2017
The Many , Salt Publishing , 2016
Rounds , Nightjar Press , 2016

Current Events/Projects

Space to Write The Power of Reading

Awards and Residencies

Long listed for the Man Booker Award , 2016
Writer in residence, Falmouth University , 2016
Writer in residence, Richard Lander School , 2016

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