ABOUT 2017-08-11T10:07:04+00:00

Wyl Menmuir is a novelist and editor based in Cornwall. His bestselling debut novel, The Many (Salt Publishing) was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and in November 2016, Nightjar Press published a limited edition chapbook of his story Rounds. His short story, In Dark Places is due to be published by National Trust in September 2017.

Wyl has written for both Radio 4’s Open Book and for The Observer, and is a regular contributor to the journal Elementum. He teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and is the 2017 writer in residence at Falmouth University.

In 2017, he was writer in residence at Falmouth University, has been visiting lecturer at Plymouth and Marjon universities and teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University

Wyl is co-creator of the Cornish writing centre, The Writers’ Block, and has worked with Arvon Foundation, National Literacy Trust and Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on a series of high profile literacy programmes.


Wyl is represented by Peter Straus of Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency.

Publicity/ international rights for The Many

For enquiries about publicity, international rights or film and TV enquiries for The Many, please contact Andrew Nurnburg Associates at info@nurnberg.co.uk or (0)203 327 0400.

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The Many, long listed for the 2016 Man Booker Award (Salt, 2016) and translated into Italian, audiobook.

Short Stories

In Dark Places (National Trust, 2017)
The Gyre (SAS Publishing, 2017)
Rounds (Nightjar Press, 2016)
The Voyage of Mael Duin (Elementum, 2016)

Teaching and lecturing/ residencies

Falmouth University – Writer in Residence (2017)
Richard Lander School – Writer in Residence (2016)
Manchester Metropolitan University – lecturer in creative writing (2016/17)
Plymouth University – visiting lecturer (2016/ 17)
Marjon University, Plymouth – visiting lecturer (2016/ 17)
Arvon Foundation – visiting tutor (2017)

Recent literary festival appearances

Port Eliot Festival (2016 and 2017)
Edinburgh International Book Festival (2016)
Chipping Norton Literary Festival (2016)
Plymouth Book Festival (2016)
Fowey Literature Festival (2016)
Penzance Literature Festival (2016)