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

Letter from Wales

S.J.'s letter to the Professor, showing the key descriptive paragraph

Read about the search for the mysterious ‘red bat’ in the extraordinary Letter from Wales.

Cliff fall


That happened over night, he thought. That [cliffbank] just came down. He felt a weird connection to it because he had looked at the cliffs yesterday and seen the inevitability of it. You only ever see the little bits crumble, the odd things slide. You never see the collapse. That final part that gets taken. Then the whole lot goes. All that’s left is the hardest part, and the sooner you get back to that the better.

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