Ben Fergusson is a novelist, editor and translator. He was born in Southampton in 1980 and grew up near Didcot in Oxfordshire. He studied English Literature at Warwick University and Modern Languages at Bristol University, and has worked for over ten years in art publishing.
His short fiction has appeared in publications in both the UK and the US and has won and been shortlisted for a range of prizes. His debut novel, The Spring of Kasper Meier, was written during a four-year period living and working in Berlin. It has been selected for Waterstone’s Book Club, WHSmith Fresh Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Book Club. It has been shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown and was longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. It won the 2015 Betty Trask Prize for an outstanding debut novel by a writer under 35.