Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

twitter win prizes
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Martyn Bedford Book and Novel

Martyn Bedford - Author


Martyn Bedford is the author of five novels for adults and two for young adults.
He has also had numerous short stories published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines and broadcast on radio and the Internet.

Martyn is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he studied under Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. He is a senior associate lecturer in creative writing at Leeds Trinity University College and has previously taught at Manchester, Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan universities, as well as an academic writing residency at Leeds Trinity as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.

His creative-writing teaching also includes school groups and residential courses for the Arvon Foundation and he was a founding consultant and critic-in-residence for the online writing forum YouWriteOn.com.

He was a fiction critic for the Literary Review (2000–2009) and previously reviewed for the New Statesman. Before becoming a writer and teacher, Martyn worked for thirteen years as a journalist in regional newspapers all over the UK.

Martyn was born and grew up in Croydon, south London, but has lived for many years in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, with his wife and two daughters.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Martyn Bedford

Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford
Twenty Questions for Gloria
Martyn Bedford
“Uman didn't make me do what I did. He made me realise I wanted to do it,” explains Gloria, the narrator of this absorbing psychological thriller, but both her parents and the police find this impossible to believe.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
Never Ending by Martyn Bedford
Never Ending
Martyn Bedford
An edgy, brilliantly told story with a strong teen-girl protagonist. How can Shiv live with what she did? An unforgettable story that will stay in readers' minds long after they finish the book.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
Flip by Martyn Bedford
Flip
Martyn Bedford
Waking up as someone he’s never even met is the strangest experience of Flip’s life. Suddenly he’s Philip – or Flip – and nothing and no-one is familiar any more; the house, his ‘mother’, even his own face have all...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
Flip by Martyn Bedford
Flip
Martyn Bedford
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2011. Fourteen-year-old Alex Gray wakes up one morning to discover he's not in his own bedroom. More surprising is that he doesn't recognize his hands, or his legs... When he looks in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2013

Loading other books by Martyn Bedford...


Author Info

Author's Website

martynbedford.com/

Author's Facebook

Find Martyn Bedford on Facebook

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Author's Blog

martynbedford.com/blog/

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Martyn Bedford and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools