Ben Myers was born in Durham and lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. His novels include, The Gallows Pole (2017 Bluemoose, 2019 Bloomsbury) which won the Walter Scott Prize. Beastings (2014 Bluemoose, 2019 Bloomsbury) won The Portico Prize and the Northern Writers’ Award. Pig Iron (2012 Bluemoose, 2019 Bloomsbury) won the inaugural Gordon Burn Prize. Richard (Picador 2010) was a bestseller and a Sunday Times book of the year. The term folk crime, was coined to describe his titles; Turning Blue and These Darkening Days, both with Moth. His novella Snorri and Frosti will be published as part of a forthcoming collection of his short stories with Bloomsbury, entitled Male Tears. He has received the Tom Gallon Prize for his short fiction. Poetry collections include The Raven of Jorvikshire and Heathcliff Adrift. His journalism has appeared in publications including, the New Statesman ,the Guardian, NME, BBC, Caught by the River and others.