Carys Davies

  • Worldwide Reading on 14th January for Ashraf Fayadh

    Readings are taking place throughout the world following a call from the International Literature Festival in Berlin to express solidarity and raise awareness of the plight of the Palestinian-born poet, Ashraf Fayadh, who is under sentence of death in Saudi Arabia, accused of apostasy and the promotion of atheism. I'll be joining other local writers, including novelists Jo Baker and Carol Birch, and poet Paul Farley, at Lancaster Central Library, Market Square, Lancaster this Thursday 14th January. Do come if you're in the area. It starts at 7pm and entry is free

    To find out where other readings are happening, visit the Berlin Festival site here

  • Tierra Adentro magazine's British issue


    'Standing now at her shoulder, no longer caring much about his future, Arthur Pritt began to speak....'

    'De pie a la misma altura que ella, sin preocuparse mucho por su futuro, Arthur Pritt comenzó a hablar....'

    Jubilee, one of the stories from my new colllection The Redemption of Galen Pike is in the current edition of Tierra Adentro along with stories by five other British writers whose work has not yet appeared in Mexico: Lucy Caldwell, Kirsty Logan, Adam Marek, Diriye Osman, Courttia Newland (click here to visit the magazine's website).The stories in Tierra Adentro have all been translated into Spanish and each comes with its own original illustration - here's the one for Jubileo:

  • Refuge: a new anthology to raise money for refugees

    My publisher, Salt, has joined forces with the excellent Galley Beggar Press to make a book about Refuge: 11 stories by 11 authors. It costs £5. All proceeds will be directed to aid organisations on Kos.

    You can buy it here and here

  • BBC Radio 3 The Verb

    On Friday December 4th at 10 pm I'll be in conversation with host Ian McMillan, Julian Barnes, Marry Waterson and Frank McCabe on BBC Radio 3's The Verb

  • In Cork

    A lovely few days at the 2015 Cork International Short Story Festival - on stage here with Frank O'Connor's daughter Liadain O'Donovan

  • Durham Book Festival October 17th

    I'm looking forward to appearing with Crista Ermiya and Stuart Evers on Saturday October 17th at Durham's Palace Green Library at 1pm. We'll all be reading from our new collections and discussing short stories with Claire Malcolm. For tickets visit here

  • 2015 Cork International Short Story Festival

    The festival, which is devoted to the art of the short story, starts tomorrow Wednesday September 23rd and runs until Saturday September 26th. It includes readings and workshops from a host of writers including Mary Costello, Kirsty Gunn, Claire Keegan, Toby Litt, Danielle McLaughlin and Thomas Morris. At Triskel Christchurch on the last evening of the festival I'll be in conversation with Thomas McCarthy and doing a reading from The Redemption of Galen Pike. For the full programme visit here

  • Word Factory Short Story Salon, Saturday September 19th

    I will be joining Tyler Keevil, Toby Litt and Diriye Osman for an evening of readings and discussion, hosted by Cathy Galvin, at Waterstones, Piccadilly, London 6-8pm. For tickets visit here

  • 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.


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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