BEDFORD, Martyn. British, b. 1959. Genres: Novels. Career: South London Press, London, England, reporter and features writer, 1980-85; South Wales Echo, Cardiff, sports writer, 1985-87; Citizen, Gloucester, England, reporter, 1988; Oxford Mail and Times, Oxford, England, features writer and subeditor, 1988-93; Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Bradford, England, sub-editor, 1994-95; freelance writer, 1995-; University of Manchester, lecturer in creative writing, 2001-. Publications: (ed. and contrib.) Matrix, 1994. NOVELS: Acts of Revision, 1996; Exit, Orange and Red, 1997; The Houdini Girl, 1999; Black Cat, 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Address: c/o Jonny Geller, Curtis Brown, Haymarket House 4th Fl, 28-29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP, England.