Ben Myers

Ben Myers

 

<p style="\&quot;margin-top:" 0\"="">Ben Myers was born in Durham in 1976. He is the author of several works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. His writing has appeared in a number of publications including Melody Maker, NME, Mojo and the Guardian. He currently lives in rural Yorkshire.


Richard: Lessons Learned

Richard: Lessons Learned

On publication of the paperback edition of Richard, author Ben Myers reflects on the events of the past year and shares with us some of the lessons he has learnt along the way...

An imaginary soundtrack to an imaginary film

Richard is a novel that is firmly rooted in the indie and alternative music scenes of the 1980s and early 1990s. To accompany it I have been asked to compile a selection of music heard in scenes throughout the book, or which could perhaps could be played while reading the book.

Reviews of Richard by Ben Myers

The reviews have been coming in for Ben Myers' stunning novel, Richard, and it's creating quite a storm. We've selected the best of them for you to read here.

Ben Myers: My top 10 music books

My novel Richard is just as inspired by works of fiction as it is fact, yet it is impossible to spend years working as a music critic and not become obsessed with books about the subject. Rock writing is a modern form of myth-making and here are some of the best examples...

A writer's office: Ben Myers

A writer's office: Ben Myers

'Compiling this piece I've realised that my office looks like the domain of a far older person. Or the attic of a dead man, perhaps.' By Ben Myers

The A to Z of Ben Myers

Ben Myers, author of Richard, gives us a run-down of his personal A to Z, from Atheism to Zoos, the 'saddest places on Earth'.

Ben Myers: My top 10 Manic Street Preachers tracks

Ben Myers' new novel, Richard, charts the rise of the Manic Street Preachers from their formation in 1986 to the disappearance of their guitarist Richey Edwards in February 1995. Here, Ben has compiled his top 10 songs by the band during the era that the book covers...