Ben Byrne

Ben Byrne was born in London. He studied Drama & Film at the University of Manchester and later lived in San Francisco, New York and Tokyo, working as a brand consultant, filmmaker and musician. He returned to England to dedicate his time more fully to writing, and his short fiction has appeared in Litro magazine and Writer’s Hub. His vivid first novel, FIRE FLOWERS, about Japan under American occupation after WWII, was published by Europa in the UK and US in 2015 (“an impressive and nuanced account of a dark moment in history and a promising literary debut” – The Independent).