Carys Davies

  • The Travellers and Other Stories

    My short story collections Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen Pike will be coming out in September in Australia and New Zealand in a new single volume The Travellers and Other Stories.

    For more information visit Text Publishing here

  • 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

    The Redemption of Galen Pike has won the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. It'll be presented on the last day of the Cork International Short Story Festival, which runs from September 23rd to 26th 2015. For the full festival programme visit here and for more about the prize here and here.

  • 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize

    The winners were announced on Thursday June 18th at the Jerwood Space in London and I am thrilled that The Redemption of Galen Pike is one of eight winners of this year's prize. Here's the full list and more details here

    A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar (Hodder & Stoughton)

    Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth (Canongate Books)

    Mobile Library by David Whitehouse (Picador, Pan Macmillan)

    Mother Island by Bethan Roberts (Chatto & Windus, Penguin Random House)

    Significance by Jo Mazelis (Seren Books)

    The Incarnations by Susan Barker (Doubleday, Transworld)

    The Offering by Grace McCleen (Sceptre, Hodder & Stoughton)

    The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies (Salt)

    Here we are on the night, and the books in the window of Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road

  • June 16th: A Reading with Graham Mort

    I will be joining Graham Mort for the launch of his new collection of short stories Terroir at 6.30pm on Tuesday June 16th in The Sanctuary at Lancaster Library. Graham Mort's previous collection of short stories Touch won the 2011 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Both his collections are published by Seren, and I'll be reading from Seren's recently published anthology New Welsh Short Stories. For tickets and more information visit here

  • 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award Shortlist

    I am thrilled that The Redemption of Galen Pike has made the shortlist for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. The shortlist of six collections was announced on June 4th in The Irish Times here

    The shortlist:

    Refund by Karen E Bender (Counterpoint Press, US)

    The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies (Salt Publishing, UK)

    Mr Tall by Tony Earley (Little Brown, US)

    Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn (Faber, UK)

    Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane (Knopf, US)

    My Documents by Alejandro Zambra (Fitzcarraldo Editions, UK)

    For more information about the Frank O'Connor Award, visit the Munster Literature website here

  • North West Literary Salon

    I will be at the North West Literary Salon on Friday June 5th at 7pm at Waterstones King Street, Lancaster, reading and discussing short stories with Claire Dean. There'll be music, refreshments, and Waterstones is offering guests to the salon a 10% discount on books (conditions apply). For tickets visit here

  • 2015 Edge Hill Short Story Prize Shortlist

    I'm delighted that The Redemption of Galen Pike has been shortlisted for the 2015 Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story. The five other shortlisted collections are:

    Waiting for the Bullet (Doire Press) by Madeleine D’Arcy

    Infidelities (Faber & Faber) by Kirsty Gunn

    Life-Like (Seagull Books) by Toby Litt

    Any Other Mouth (Freight) by Anneliese Mackintosh

    The American Lover (Chatto & Windus) by Rose Tremain

    The winner will be announced at the Free Word Centre in London on July 2nd. Full details here

  • Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 Longlist

    I'm delighted that The Redemption of Galen Pike has been longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. There are fifteen books on the list and eight winners will be announced next month. More here

  • Bad Language: Manchester After Hours 2015

    This Thursday May 14th I'll be reading at the Manchester Museum as part of Manchester After Hours 2015, a city-wide live literature event by Bad Language.

    You can walk through the city to hear six stories at three locations: the Manchester Museum, the Central Library, and the Museum of Science & Industry. Choose one writer, or one venue – how you interweave these six standalone tales into the evening is up to you. Free. For more details click here

  • London Short Story Festival

    I'll be appearing at this summer's London Short Story Festival (June 18-21) with Cynan Jones, Francesca Rhydderch and Rachel Trezise. We will be reading and discussing short stories with Wales Arts Review fiction editor John Lavin.

    This year's festival, at Waterstones, Piccadilly, features over fifty writers and speakers from the publishing industry, including Kevin Barry, Joe Dunthorne, Jen Hamilton-Emery, Tania Hershman, Deborah Levy, Toby Litt, Lucy Luck, Adam Marek, Jon McGregor, Helen Simpson, Laura van den Berg, Marina Warner and many others. For more information or to book tickets click here, and for an interview with Daniela Bragato for LSSF, who asked me some questions about writing short stories, here


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

Carys Davies Lo-Res side-on with pictures colour

photo by Emily Atherton

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