© 2019 Wyl Menmuir

About Wyl Menmuir

Wyl Menmuir is a novelist, editor and literary consultant based in Cornwall. His first novel, The Many, was nominated for the Man-Booker Prize and was an Observer Best Fiction of the Year pick. His short fiction has appeared in Best British Short Stories, Elementum Journal, Pipeline and has been published by Nightjar Press and National Trust. 

He 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 and Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

NOVELS AND SHORT FICTION

  • The Many, longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Award (Salt, 2016) and translated into Italian, and audiobook

  • The Heart of the Trees (Elementum, 2019)

  • Liner Notes (KEAP, 2019) 

  • Images I did not take with my camera (Islands Partnership, 2019)

  • In Dark Places (National Trust, 2017 and Salt Publishing, 2018)

  • The Gyre (SAS Publishing, 2017)

  • Rounds (Nightjar Press, 2016)

  • The Voyage of Máel Dúin (Elementum, 2016)

TEACHING AND RESIDENCIES

  • Isles of Scilly - Writer in Residence (2019)

  • Arvon Foundation – Visiting Tutor (2017 – present)

  • Falmouth University – Lecturer in Creative Writing (2017 – present)

  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Lecturer in Creative Writing (2016 – present)

  • Writers’ Block, Cornwall – Lead Tutor (2015 – present)

  • Falmouth University – Writer in Residence (2017)

  • Richard Lander School – Writer in Residence (2016)

  • Plymouth University – Visiting Lecturer/ Editorial Consultant (2016 – present)

  • Marjon University, Plymouth – visiting lecturer (2016 – 2018)

ESSAYS

  • Wild Amateurs - On writing and woodwork (Elementum, 2018)

  • The Dark Beneath Our Feet (Elementum, 2017)

  • Ongoing Quests, Unfinished Stories (Elementum, 2016)

  • Edgeland Living (Elementum, 2016)

  • The Draw Of The Sea (Elementum, 2016)

RECENT FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

  • Port Eliot Festival (2016, 2017, 2018)

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival (2016)

  • North Cornwall Book Festival (2017, 2018)

  • Chipping Norton Literary Festival (2016)

  • Plymouth Book Festival (2016)

  • Fowey Literature Festival (2016)

  • Penzance Literature Festival (2016)