Lecturer, Creative Writing
Wyl Menmuir is an award-winning author based in Cornwall. His 2016 debut novel, The Many was longlisted for the Man-Booker Award and was an Observer Best Fiction of the year pick. His second novel Fox Fires was published in 2021 and his short fiction has been published by Nightjar Press, Kneehigh Theatre and National Trust Books and appeared in Best British Short Stories. Wyl's first full-length non fiction book, The Draw of the Sea, won the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors and was published in 2022. A former journalist, Wyl has written for Radio 4’s Open Book, The Guardian and The Observer, and the journal Elementum. He is co-creator of the Cornish writing centre, The Writers’ Block and lectures in creative writing at Falmouth University.
Born in Stockport in 1979, Wyl now lives on Cornwall's north coast with his wife and two children. When he is not writing or teaching writing, Wyl enjoys messing around in boats.
|2016||MA Creative Writing||Manchester Metropolitan University|
|2014||PG Cert Literacy||Manchester Metropolitan University|
|2002||NCTJ Newspaper Journalism||Sheffield College|
Honors and awards
Roger Deakin Award for nature writing
Longlisted for the Man Booker Award
Social, community and cultural engagement
Co-creator of The Writers' Block, Cornwall