Cynan Jones

Writer of short novels

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New website

standingmanPlease visit the new, up-to-date site by clicking the image above, from Jenny Grigg’s Granta edition of THE LONG DRY

THE DIG wins Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015


Congratulations to all the shortlisted writers: a seriously strong line up. Don’t just read the winners!

THE DIG on Wales Book of the Year Shortlist

STOP PRESS! Just announced, coinciding with a trip to New York and DC for U.S. launches, The Dig has landed on this year’s Wales Book of the Year shortlist, in great company. For more information, or to add your vote to the Readers’ Award click here.

wboty  The Dig, paperback edition Nov 2014

The Dig, U.S.

THE DIG U.S. cover

April, and Coffee House Press launch the U.S. edition of THE DIG, with forthcoming events in Washington and New York early May.


The Dig, paperback edition Nov 2014

THE DIG wins Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize

Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 14

June 19th – alongside books by fellow winners Evie Wyld, Gerard Woodward, Ben Brooks, Lesley Glaister, Bernadine Evaristo, Gareth R Roberts and Naomi Wood – The Dig was chosen as one of eight titles for the 2014 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.

Throughout the year, the Prize will work with authors and their publishers to promote the winning titles in bookshops, through live events and via Fiction Uncovered FMJerwood Fiction Uncovered winners 2014

Backlist relaunched

The Long Dry, Granta edition, June '14   Everything I Found on the Beach, Granta edition June '14

With stunning covers from Jenny Grigg, Granta, co-publishing with Parthian, launch new editions of The Long Dry and Everything I Found on the Beach.

The Dig – ISBN-13: 978-1847088789

Dig front cover

“Tense, tough and haunting.” Joe Dunthorne




Sunday 24th Feb, The Dig is shortlisted  for the Sunday Time EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.

Alongside thrilling stories from Junot Diaz, Mark Haddon, Toby Litt, Ali Smith and Sarah Hall. An extraordinary list to be on.

You can read the 6 stories by downloading the kindle collection here.


A short story about erosion

"Aberarth", a short story about erosion

Aberarth is the second in a series of twelve stories commissioned by Wales Arts Review as part of their project to build a ‘fictional map’ of Wales.

Alongside the story, presents some extra pieces, and a link to an annonated map. Loose, draft pieces that add to the main text.

You can read Rachel Trezise’s excellent opener The Abergorki Long Veg Growing Society here.

Click the banner to see more of Dean Lewis’ illustrations.

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