Our April Book of the Month is...

Male Tears by Benjamin Myers is Hay Festival Book of the Month for April, continuing the Festival's campaign to celebrate and ignite conversation around new books that have particular resonance for us right now.

From the acclaimed author of bestseller The Offing comes a debut collection of short stories investigating modern masculinity in all its many and varied forms. Bringing together over fifteen years of work, Benjamin Myers lays bare the male psyche in all its fragility, complexity and failure, its hubris and forbidden tenderness. Farmers, fairground workers and wandering pilgrims, gruesome gamekeepers, bare-knuckle boxers and ex-cons with secret passions, the men that populate these unsettling, wild and wistful stories form a multi-faceted, era-spanning portrait of just what it means to be a man.

Bejamin Myers joins us live online 27 April at 7pm in conversation with Everyday Sexism founder Laura Bates while signed copies are over on our bookshop for sale now.

Hay Festival’s Book of the Month is selected by the festival team in Hay-on-Wye and aims to celebrate great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Titles are sold in the UK through the festival’s online shop, as well as being available in all good libraries and bookshops.

Find out more about Hay Festival’s Book of the Month here or explore #HBOTM on social.