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, including the 2010 Bridport Prize. From 2009-2010 he edited the literary journal Chroma and since 2013 has been the editor of the short story magazine Oval Short Fiction.
His first novel, The Spring of Kasper Meier, was written during a four-year period living and working in Berlin. It is published by Little, Brown in the UK and Commonwealth. The novel was a Waterstones Book Club pick and won the 2015 Betty Trask Prize and Historical Writers' Association Debut Crown Award. It was also shortlisted for the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award.
@JulietConlin I did! 😋 Disappointingly tastes of nothing 🤷♂️
My coffee cup at the Nordic Embassy is made of COFFEE GROUNDS! Say WAAAAT?!?! https://t.co/UlTOEIfPWh
Lock your grandparents away – it's the "Die Oldtimer Show" in Berlin! (Don't worry – it actually means "The Vintage… https://t.co/feoL0D0crf
Ben Fergusson shortlisted for Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award
Ben Fergusson wins Historical Writers’ Association 2015 Debut Crown Award
Ben Fergusson wins The Betty Trask Award for The Spring of Kasper Meier
Ben Fergusson, Emma Healey and Simon Wroe shortlisted for Betty Trask Prize
Four authors on Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award shortlist