Benjamin Wood was born in 1981 and grew up in northwest England. He is the author of four acclaimed novels.
His debut, The Bellwether Revivals (2012), was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Book Prize, and won one of France's foremost literary awards, Le Prix du Roman Fnac.
His second novel, The Ecliptic (2015), was shortlisted for the Encore Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.
His third book, A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better (2018), was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and the European Union Prize for Literature.
His most recent work, The Young Accomplice, was published by Penguin Viking in June 2022. It was selected as one of the books of the year by The Times & Sunday Times, New Statesman, The Spectator, The Irish Times, and others. A serialised version of the novel was broadcast as a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime in April 2023.
Benjamin is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at King's College London, where he teaches fiction modules and founded the PhD in Creative Writing programme. He lives in Surrey with his wife and sons.
You can hear him discussing his latest novel on BBC Radio 4's Open Book programme here.