Carys Davies

  • 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

  • 2015 Wales Book of the Year Shortlist

    I'm delighted that The Redemption of Galen Pike has been shortlisted for the 2015 Wales Book of the Year, in the Fiction category, along with Cynan Jones's novel The Dig and Tyler Keevil's short story collection Burrard Inlet. For the full shortlist and more information, click here

    To add your vote to the People's Choice Award, visit Wales Arts Review here

  • Live Performance of 'The Quiet'

    My short story The Quiet will be performed live by Liars' League on May 16th at the Darlington Arts Festival as part of a Society of Authors' celebration of the Tom Gallon Short Story Award. Also on the programme are stories by Benjamin Myers, Samuel Wright and Emma Timpany.

    Tickets are £5. Click here for more information

  • Launch of New Welsh Short Stories anthology

    Do come along and celebrate the launch of Seren's New Welsh Short Stories anthology:

    April 8th at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, at 7pm - more here

    April 16th at The Wheatsheaf, Fitzrovia, London, at 7pm - more here

    April 22nd at the No Sign Bar, Swansea, at 7pm - more here

    April 24th at Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth, at 7pm - more here

  • The Redemption of Galen Pike: a review in New Welsh Review

    A review by Angharad Penrhyn Jones in the spring 2015 issue, more here and here

  • Wales Arts Review: Short Story Collections of the Year

    Read more here

  • The Redemption of Galen Pike: an interview with The Yorkshire Post

    Read more 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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