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Benjamin Myers @BenMyers1 Upper Calder Valley, UK

Writer of THE OFFING (Bloomsbury). THE GALLOWS POLE (Walter Scott Prize winner). UNDER THE ROCK. BEASTINGS (Portico Prize). PIG IRON (Gordon Burn Prize). More.

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Joined Twitter 9/15/09


I had a great time reading Ben’s work, the language is so rich and the worlds he creates are so dark. https://t.co/bSSNSL5GP3
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1/26
2020
@RobDoyle1 @BloomsburyBooks @ChiltonBell @tweetbytheriver Jeff is the centre of the cultural matrix (and a true men… https://t.co/zR7TLMGUpa @GregHeini @RobDoyle1 @BloomsburyBooks @alexavh I think you will absolutely love this Jeff (@ChiltonBell). Essentia… https://t.co/zqTAIWXw1N @LinBodhran It's for urination, I think. @GDesq I took your advice this morning: nothing. @juliadaturpin Today I saw some pigeons on the one patch of grass on my walk: the delightful Piccadilly Gardens. Th… https://t.co/FygXgHGa7q @thezahidhussain The grass is fenced off! @ralphineson cc @Ofmooseandmen @DHAbooks @BloomsburyBooksOne of our finest actors, the inimitable @ralphineson has kindly voiced the Audible versions of my novels PIG IRON… https://t.co/VRgWt8jioy @niven_govinden This clip gets re-enacted in our household on a weekly basis. @kamal_kaan @ThePortico @ZaffarKunial @adellestripe @ManMetUni @thomkeep Lovely to meet you Kamal. Tea in Hebden soon, I hope. @nwnclaire @BBCFrontRow You were excellent Claire, great work as ever.Congratulations to #PorticoPrize winner @jessicacandrews. A deserving winner from an incredible shortlist. Shout ou… https://t.co/G3vAhBFkEc
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1/24
2020
Congratulations to @jessicacandrews, fellow north-east writer (big up Houghton-le-Spring) and winner of the… https://t.co/3UhD6Dtrh2 @ScornaLott @essiefox Thank you kindly to you both. @Schoolbookclubs That's not the city centre..I've been walking around Manchester city centre for 24 hours and have not yet seen a single bird. Not even a pige… https://t.co/xSUBaba4GvEsential reading. 10/10. https://t.co/DzATP7KSjRThe "North" is a fantasy...a dream state...a fiction. https://t.co/m7crVi6tAgFelt apt that I was sitting in the Mytholmroyd roadworks when I heard local literary luminaries @adellestripe &… https://t.co/ctGFkcGbKH
Retweeted by Benjamin MyersFab event tonight chatting to @BenMyers1, @adellestripe, @jessicacandrews, @Glen_J_Brown and #GrahamCaveney who all… https://t.co/sTg4rFN5OR
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1/23
2020
@EmilyvOldfield Definitely. @EmilyvOldfield I saw you! Hoped to say hello afterwards but it was a bit hectic. @BurltonRobert Thanks Rob. No punctuation hopefully gives the book a sense of speed and urgency, and therefore pull… https://t.co/NLgKP9HLucTHE OFFING paperback is available to pre-order everywhere now. Published March 5 2020 by @BloomsburyBooks https://t.co/KdGguo7E2k
1/22
2020
@ChrisGPackham @BBCTwo @PopnMatters @FilmsCurious Fantastic work, Chris, and to all involved.Tomorrow night, if you’re in or near #Manchester do come and hear the shortlisted authors (inc @BenMyers1,… https://t.co/F1gJPg1XGl
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1/21
2020
@adellestripe Wadda you mean the Brontes were women??In today’s Guardian Letters... Moaning northern writer complains about last week’s Observer feature on northern wri… https://t.co/ektEw508tc
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1/19
2020
@JonathanWardPR I'd suggest Durham-based PIG IRON.
1/18
2020
@VoxFop No, thank YOU Terry. @alexavh @BloomsburyBooks You were the book's midwife, Alexa. @ClayPipeMusic @LukeTurnerEsq @GregHeini Wonderful. And thank you! Respect to Grandfather Frank.Friends: THE OFFING will be published in paperback by @BloomsburyBooks on March 5th 2020. Here's the all-new artwo… https://t.co/FhYLMHb5aT
1/17
2020
Sonny & Cher tribute act now taking bookings. Available for children’s parties at reasonable rates. [pic: Richard… https://t.co/vrwEbe2uhw
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1/16
2020
It's time to take a Twitter break. I'm off to do some writing and have a wander. THE OFFING is published in paper… https://t.co/GiLYbelHFQ @Vennart 'Fraid so.... @jessicacandrews Same! My favourite memory from there was when a 15 year old girl tried to beat me up while she was… https://t.co/e2r75USWXw @jessicacandrews I'm currently writing something that begins in the centre of the universe, Durham bus station. @generallucifer @adellestripe @anitasethi And you, sir, are living on thin ice. @adellestripe @generallucifer @anitasethi We do actually live on that street...The Observer New Review. Out now. https://t.co/ZRFU3QHiin
1/12
2020
Everyone should read my mucker, Tony. https://t.co/bnPtSl29uu @johnrobb77 @OnThisDeity I did get to tell him once actually.Suicide opening for The Cars at the Boston Garden, 1980. The Cars' hometown audience does not appreciate the great… https://t.co/tUvBOYsWox
Retweeted by Benjamin MyersOn one of those lost days between Christmas & NY, I was laying on the couch with my kids when I reached out and gra… https://t.co/tRqw4W4UR3
Retweeted by Benjamin MyersThis Sunday's cover: @anitasethi talks to the six authors shortlisted for the #PorticoPrize, the ‘Booker of the nor… https://t.co/PM4D3K826s
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1/11
2020
@alphachar Thanks. Hope the tooth business has all healed up - it's really no fun. @adellestripe Thank you for the inspiration, @lizzo.Happy 44th birthday @BenMyers1. May Lizzo be your guiding light ⭐️ https://t.co/T0hAggGgzr
Retweeted by Benjamin Myers @LukeTurnerEsq A night down Trash or Club X might have stopped his blethering.A wonderful book by @RobDoyle1 and @BloomsburyBooks. I recommend it highly... https://t.co/z18jOMWSu2 @LukeTurnerEsq I think Stephen just needed Suede's first album in his life. @LukeTurnerEsq I can definitely see that, though I bet you were far cooler. It's an amazing, original work - and made for telly! @LukeTurnerEsq I love it, though he's a pious little git...
1/10
2020
@fit_as_fuc After years in the music biz reviewing and interviewing - mainly about the music and people I like - my… https://t.co/TDqV0MFiaw @KatyaTaylor Come to think of it, I retired from having an actual job 21 years ago. @KatyaTaylor Aye, humans are over. We're brands now. @samatlounge Here's our full statement provided to the Bookseller: https://t.co/5Azrwh7NsL
Retweeted by Benjamin Myers @bethlynette Many thanks Beth, that's generous of you to say so. @fit_as_fuc Ta, Jason. There's definitely one or two about...lurking in their metaphorical flasher macs... @LeeRourke You know you have a pal and an open ear here, Lee. Always. x @Joannechocolat @Tentweets Well said Joanne. I especially agree with points 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Oh, and 10 too. @niven_govinden #BeMoreNiven @anthony_mcgowan @samatlounge @Soc_of_Authors Maybe you should read the Guardian piece, Anthony? It's free. Nowhere… https://t.co/7rLGztnjdX @samatlounge @adellestripe My publishers didn't force me do anything at all; they were wonderful and understanding,… https://t.co/KZxjkAs5OY @stefhoover @samatlounge @Soc_of_Authors I feed myself and my family, thank you very much. I'm not a personality. N… https://t.co/VRi0BVRTAA @samatlounge I live in the real world, Sam.Award-winning author @BenMyers1 and @Soc_of_Authors have criticised the pressure on writers to become “personalitie… https://t.co/WGlMyBgeOU
Retweeted by Benjamin MyersFrance, je t'aime. Published today by @EditionsduSeuil https://t.co/W5j2dOwmUb @alexneedham74 'When royals go rogue' is my favourite jam (except Andy). @alexneedham74 I think it was "simpering bell"?
1/9
2020
@kingofallSteves That's it: March 1991. Musical history was made. I like to think Nirvana were taking notes (but they weren't). @kingofallSteves Affirmative. @kingofallSteves Aye, I was fans of all of those. (I think Voorhees' first ever gig was supporting my band...) @DNAtkinson @smokeybarkid He was indeed the bassist (latter day line-up). @smokeybarkid @StaggerLeeF Ah yes! Of course. @WednesdayErskin What a pleasant and generous surprise Wendy. I thought it was a box of hair wax that I was expecti… https://t.co/YJgGaUNxOD @smokeybarkid @StaggerLeeF Great. Where? (Lee) and which band? (Master Lang)Not only she is one of the great writers, but @WednesdayErskin also gives exceedingly good cheese. https://t.co/pgbpmvmvQz @cox_tom @BacklistedPod Mine too. Just back from a swim! @cox_tom @BacklistedPod One of my favourite books (and also Backlisted episodes too).Late 80s / early 90s shoegaze re-issue realness from my big brother's band, The Lavender Faction. They were the Geo… https://t.co/H0FTkPdu5QThis is fascinating. https://t.co/50kPtpYdNRJust finished this. It creeps up on you slowly, starts almost boringly, but by the end is an unstoppable juggernaut… https://t.co/kmsVl01jvp
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1/8
2020
@katyakanancy The 'coke throat' at 2 mins 30 is quite something. @mmegannnolan It's amazing how much work can be done in that 17 minute window between the mid morning massage, thre… https://t.co/I6qAcDPXP5 @mmegannnolan Same. I've only just recently learned this, and I'm bloody ancient. @TaxiScare You must start all gigs like this.My favourite Youtube find of last year. https://t.co/J4Q1nvfUMf
1/7
2020
@STilston I shall have to take a look... @agittner Brilliant, thanks Alastair.(Might be of interest, @Northern_Earth @ChrisGoddardMap)A keen-eyed reader writes to share this, found chiselled into a rock on the moors above Cragg Vale. Is it old? Is i… https://t.co/fWpGzK50gthttps://t.co/pCUiaPJrW5Our #fiction #toppicks of the last #decade 2010-2019.What are yours? #favouritebooks #decadeinbooks @Ofmooseandmenhttps://t.co/ujqUbPbAEh
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1/6
2020

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