Carys Davies

  • Debut novel: WEST

    I'm delighted that my debut novel WEST will be out in spring 2018 with Granta in the UK and Scribner in the US

  • The Redemption of Galen Pike: North American reviews

    'A stunning achievement' - The Toronto Star here

    'Startlingly original' - The Globe and Mail here

    'Outstanding' - Akhil Sharma in The New Yorker here

    'A little bit dark, a little bit odd, always absolutely beautiful' - MPR news here

    'A perfectly formed gem...The book never falters in its delicate touch and confident, nuanced observations about the human condition' - Publishers Weekly Starred Review here

  • North American Book Tour for The Redemption of Galen Pike

    April 15th, 7.30 pm at the Bird in Hand bookstore, Baltimore

    April 26th, 7.30 pm at Vancouver Writers Fest

    April 28th, 7pm at Type Books, Toronto

    April 30th, 5pm at Ottawa Writers Festival

    May 2nd, 6.30 pm at Biblioasis bookstore, Windsor

    May 16th, 7pm Three Lives & Company bookstore, New York City

    May 18th, 7pm at Upshur Books, Washington DC

  • Trump, Nativism and the American Frontier

    My essay on how the settlement of the American West can help us understand the nativism of Donald Trump here

  • North American edition of The Redemption of Galen Pike

    This is coming out in April 2017 from Biblioasis

  • The International Literature Showcase

    I'm delighted to be taking part in the 2016/17 International Literature Showcase (ILS), an online showcase of contemporary British Literature. This year's writers include Liz Berry, Horatio Clare, Tessa Hadley, Sarah Howe, James Meek, Thomas Morris and Max Porter - for a full list of writers and performers, and more information, visit here

  • Head Land: the Edge Hill Prize short story anthology

    Out this month is Head Land, an anthology of stories by winning and shortlisted authors of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, which is awarded annnually in the UK for a single short story collection by a British or Irish writer. There are stories here by Kevin Barry, Tessa Hadley, Claire Keegan, Helen Simpson, Colm Tóibín and many more and I'm delighted to have my story The Redemption of Galen Pike in there too.

  • Ploughshares: a new short story

    A new story The Testimonie of Alyss Teeg is out in the summer issue of Ploughshares, guest edited by Claire Messud and James Wood. Celebrating the magazine's 45th anniversary the issue includes new stories by Lydia Davis, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Amity Gaige, Cate Kennedy and others. Visit the Ploughshares website here

  • West Cork Literary Festival 2016

    I'm looking forward very much to going to Ireland in July, to Bantry, for the West Cork Literary Festival.

    An Evening with Kevin Barry and Carys Davies will start at 8.30pm on Tuesday July 19th at the Maritime Hotel.

    Tickets are 16 Euro - to book, please visit the festival website here

    The festival runs from July 17th through 23rd hosting readings, workshops and tea-time conversations with over 60 writers, including John Banville, Nick Laird, Max Porter, Danielle McLaughlin, Lisa McInerney, Thomas Morris, Jo Shapcott, Gloria Steinem, Zadie Smith and many more.

  • The Canary Press latest issue

    I'm delighted to have my story The Quiet in the latest issue of the Australian magazine The Canary Press. There are stories here by Dave Eggers and Etgar Keret and others, each one beautifully illustrated within the Gustavo Adolfo Ortega Rojas-designed cover. I love the image created by the Melbourne based artist, Samuel Lewis, for The Quiet::


Author of two collections of short stories, Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen Pike.

Carys Davies Lo-Res side-on with pictures colour

photo by Emily Atherton

"She can create a micro-world, which has reverberations beyond its size and scope, which is metaphysical." - Sarah Hall

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