Bernard Cohen

Bernard Cohen is the author of five novels, a children’s picture book and the recent short story collection, When I Saw the Animal (2018). His last novel, The Antibiography of Robert F Menzies won the 2015 Russell Prize for Humour Writing and an Arts Council of England Writer’s Award. He has been writer-in-residence at Sir John Soane’s Museum (London), Taipei International Writers’ Residency, Varuna Writers’ Centre and others. In 2006, Bernard founded The Writing Workshop ( Since then, he has taught creative writing to over 80,000 young people.