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Benjamin Wood


Benjamin Wood

Benjamin Wood was born in 1981 and grew up in northwest England. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, Canada, which he attended with the support of a Commonwealth Scholarship.

Whilst studying in Canada, he was appointed as Fiction Editor of the literary journal PRISM International. The stories he selected and edited during his tenure included a finalist and winner of the Journey Prize.  

In 2012, Benjamin's first novel THE BELLWETHER REVIVALS was published by Simon & Schuster (UK), Viking Penguin (USA), and Random House (Canada). It was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Book Prize. Film rights to the novel have been sold to NOHO Film & Television in a collaboration with BBC Films, with the adaptation being scripted by celebrated playwright David Eldridge.

Its French translation LE COMPLEXE D'EDEN BELLWETHER (Editions Zulma, 2014) won one of France's foremost literary awards, le Prix du Roman Fnac, and has gone on to become a bestseller. 

In 2013, Benjamin served as the British Council's Writer in Residence in Istanbul, Turkey, where he began researching and writing his second novel, THE ECLIPTIC. It will be published by Scribner (UK) in July this year, and by The Penguin Press (USA) in May 2016.

Benjamin is currently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, where he teaches fiction and directs the undergraduate writing programme. He lives with his wife in London.

Benjamin Wood

Books by Benjamin Wood

by Benjamin Wood - Literary Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Thriller

Oscar Lowe, a twenty year old assistant at a nursing home is a world apart from his colleges and spires at Cambridge, until he meets Iris and Eden, the Bellwether twins. Suddenly, he finds himself entangled in Iris’s opulent world and the strange obsessions of brilliant but emotionally troubled brother, Eden.