• On Commercial Hill: Performance by WordTheatre

    My short story On Commercial Hill will be performed at the Arts Club, 40 Dover Street, Mayfair, London on Monday July 14th 6–9 p.m. by WordTheatre.

    Also on the programme: stories by Rose Tremain, David Almond, Aimee Bender and Carys Bray. Tickets £20/£40. Click here for more information about WordTheatre

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  • The Stinging Fly Summer Issue is out

    I'm delighted to have a new story Creed in the summer issue of The Stinging Fly, which will be launched on Thursday July 10th at the Irish Writers' Centre in Dublin. Do come by for contributor readings, music, and a glass or two of wine. Admission is free, and all are welcome. 7pm onwards.

    Contributors include Colin Barrett, Danielle McLaughlin, Paul McVeigh, Mary O'Donoghue, Susanne Ringell, Matthew Sweeney.

    For more information click here

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  • New short story: Miracle at Hawk's Bay

    Miracle at Hawk's Bay is out later this month in the summer issue of Salamander magazine which is being launched on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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  • New short story: Sibyl

    An abridged version of Sibyl , from my new collection of stories The Redemption of Galen Pike (October 2014) is out today in Love Sunday magazine

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  • Berko Speakeasy May 14th

    The Berko Speakeasy is doing another theatrical evening in celebration of the short story.

    On Wednesday 14th May 2014 its company of professional actors will be reading stories by Jonathan Pinnock, Dave Eggers, Raymond Carver, AJ Ashworth, Carys Davies and George Saunders. Click here for more information and to book tickets,

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  • The 2014 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

    Delighted that my short story On Commercial Hill has been longlisted for the 2014 Sunday Times EFG Award. For the full longlist of 16 stories, and more information about the award, click here

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  • New Short Story Collection

    My second collection of stories The Redemption of Galen Pike will be coming out later this year, with this very beautiful cover, from Salt

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  • Short Circuit A Guide to the Art of the Short Story

    A new expanded edition of this has just come out from Salt Publishing. Edited by Vanessa Gebbie it includes essays by 22 writers including Elizabeth Baines, Tania Hershman, Tobias Hill, Alison MacLeod, Adam Marek, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Nicholas Royle and Clare Wigfall. My own contribution, 'Before It Disappears' talks about the difficulty, with a short story, of needing to work both quickly and slowly. For more information click here

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  • Red Room New Short Stories Inspired by the Brontës

    Readings tonight at Blackburn Library as part of the anthology's launch with contributors Elizabeth Baines, Carys Davies and Sarah Dobbs, introduced by editor AJ Ashworth. Starts 7pm

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  • 2013 Manchester Fiction Prize Shortlist

    A new story, In the Cabin in the Woods, has been shortlisted for the 2013 Manchester Fiction Prize. The five other stories on the shortlist are by Joe Dunthorne, James Hopkin, Richard Knight, Alison White and Adam Wilmington. For more information click here

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Carys Davies was the winner of the 2011 Royal Society of Literature’s VS Pritchett Memorial Prize for her short story The Redemption of Galen Pike, and of the Society of Authors’ 2010 Olive Cook Short Story Award for The Quiet.

Her first short story collection Some New Ambush was published in 2007.

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