Letters Home by Martyn Bedford
Letters Home is the new collection of short stories by UEA alumnus Martyn Bedford and has just been published by Comma Press. Martin graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 1994 and has since published five novels for adults, including his debut Acts of Revision, which won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award in 1996. His first book for teenagers Flip was published in 2011 and shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and named as a Red House Children’s Book Awards Pick of the Year title, as well as winning four regional prizes: the Sheffield Children’s Book Award, the Calderdale Book of the Year Award, the Bay Book Award and the Immanuel College Book Award. This was followed by Never Ending and Twenty Questions for Gloria, both published by Walker Books. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.