Cynan Jones

Cynan Jones was born in 1975 near Aberaeron, Wales where he now lives and works.

He is the author of four short novels, The Long Dry (Parthian, 2006), Everything I Found on the Beach (Parthian, 2011), Bird, Blood, Snow (Seren, 2012), and most recently The Dig (Granta, 2014).

His first novel won a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award and saw the author nominated as the 2008 Hay Festival Scritture Giovani. The Dig – a chapter of which was shortlisted for the 2013 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award – won a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2014 and the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015.

His work has been translated into several languages, and short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies and publications including Granta and New Welsh Review. His piece A Glass of Cold Water aired as part of BBC 4’s ‘State of the Nation’ series; he has also written variously for national newspapers.

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