Wyl Menmuir is a novelist, editor and teacher of creative writing based in Cornwall. He is the author of the Man-Booker nominated novel and Observer Best Fiction of the year pick,The Many, and Fox Fires. His short fiction has appeared in Best British Short Stories and he has been published by Nightjar Press, Kneehigh Theatre and the National Trust. He is currently working on his first full-length non fiction book. 

Wyl has written for Radio 4’s Open Book, The Guardian and The Observer, and is a regular contributor to the journal Elementum.

Born in Stockport in 1979, Wyl now lives in Cornwall with his wife and two children. He is co-creator of the Cornish writing centre, The Writers’ Block, and works with Arvon Foundation, National Literacy Trust and Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on national literacy programmes, as well as lecturer in creative writing at Falmouth University.

When he is not writing or teaching writing, Wyl enjoys messing around in boats. 


2016 - present

Novelist, non fiction and short story writer
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Man-Booker nominated novelist with novels and short stories published by Salt Publishing, National Trust, Nightjar Press, and in the Barcelona Review.

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