Benjamin Wood

Benjamin Wood was born in 1981 and grew up in north-west England. A former Commonwealth Scholar, he is now a Lecturer in Creative Writing at King's College London. His debut novel, The Bellwether Revivals, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2012 and the Commonwealth Book Prize 2013, and won one of France's foremost literary awards,  Le Prix du Roman Fnac, in 2014. His second novel, The Ecliptic, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. He lives with his wife in London.

Books by this Author

A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better
The Ecliptic
The Bellwether Revivals

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Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Bruce Springsteen in the years 1975 to 1978.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Only 5? I'll have to be ruthless about this... 'Morning Theft' by Jeff Buckley; 'Thunder Road' by Bruce Springsteen; 'Country Feedback' by REM; 'Waltz No. 2' by Elliott Smith; 'Gemini (Birthday Song)' by Why?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Absent commas and/or apostrophes. Rudeness. And, for some reason I can't quite decipher: humans dressed as cats.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. She's a heroine, actually: Frankie 'F. Jasmine' Addams

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