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. In November 2016, Nightjar Press published a limited edition chapbook of his story Rounds and in 2017, the National Trust published his story, In Dark Places.

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

Wyl is co-creator of the Cornish writing centre, The Writers’ Block, and works with Arvon Foundation, National Literacy Trust and Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on national literacy programmes.


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 and Salt Publishing, 2018)
The Gyre (SAS Publishing, 2017)
Rounds (Nightjar Press, 2016)
The Voyage of Mael Duin (Elementum, 2016)


The Dark Beneath Our Feet (Elementum, 2017)
Ongoing Quests, Unfinished Stories (Elementum, 2016)
Edgeland Living (Elementum, 2016)
The Draw Of The Sea (Elementum, 2016)

Teaching and lecturing/ residencies

Arvon Foundation – Visiting Tutor (2017 – present)
Falmouth University – Lecturer in Creative Writing (2017 – present)
Manchester Metropolitan University – Lecturer in Creative Writing (2016 – present)
Writers’ Block, Cornwall – Lead Tutor (2015 – present)
Falmouth University – Writer in Residence (2017)
Richard Lander School – Writer in Residence (2016)
Plymouth University – Visiting Lecturer/ Editorial Consultant (2016 – 2018)
Marjon University, Plymouth – visiting lecturer (2016 – 2018)

Recent literary festival appearances

Port Eliot Festival (2016 – 2018)
Edinburgh International Book Festival (2016)
Chipping Norton Literary Festival (2016)
Plymouth Book Festival (2016)
Fowey Literature Festival (2016)
Penzance Literature Festival (2016)