Series 6 - Bitesized - Bearmouth

“Ambitious and darkly brilliant… provocative, tender, claustrophobic and epic. It blew my mind.” – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

“Liz Hyder is a writer of true courage.” – David Almond
“A dazzling fable of oppression and hope.” – Financial Times


“Set in an intense, darkly claustrophobic subterranean world and told in a distinctive first-person dialect, Hyder takes on big themes of oppression, justice and resistance in an ambitious, memorable debut.” – One to Watch, The Bookseller, June 2019

The Times | Children’s Book of the Year
The Times | The 50 best books of 2019
Financial Times | Best books of 2019: Young adult


Novelist, Liz Hyder, joins SNS Online to talk about her remarkable debut novel, Bearmouth, that has caught the literary world by storm.


The Mayker’s Prayer/mining poem read by Anthony Townsend.