Cynan Jones

Writer of short novels

Forthcoming Events

YNG NGHEREDIGION with RAFE FITZPATRICK, PLUMLUMON 70, & SOUND OF YELL October 30th 2015, 8pm, Small World Theatre, Cardigan

Through film, live music, and story, Yng Ngheredigion celebrates violinist Rafe Fitzpatrick’s connection with his native Ceredigion. From chapels to raves, Mynydd Bach to Cantre Gwaelod, fairy realms and old mines, the essence of the region delivers expression to Rafe’s innovative composition and experimental sounds, with words from myself, a childhood friend (and once fellow band member) of Rafe!

Live music will be performed by the Glasgow four piece Pumlumon 70 (violin, guitar, double bass/ moog and drums) and there’ll be a special performance by Stevie Jones and Rafe as Sound of Yell.

For tickets and more information,click here.


HEARTH, GLADSTONE LIBRARY November 1st & 2nd 2015

8pm: Reading and Reflection with all Four Hearth Writers, Kate Hamer, Abbie Ross, Gee Williams and myself

1.30pm: Cynan Jones – How to Avoid Being a Writer and What to do if you Can’t

A tongue-in-cheek talk about my chosen career path and the publication of four short novels, and a chance to put your most probing questions to a captive writer!

For more information, click here.



CAUGHT BY THE RIVER Saturday 14th August, time TBC

Join Wales Arts Review’s Gary Raymond and myself for a laid back conversation at Cardigan’s Caught By The River Festival. Rumour has it I’ll also be reading a totally new story.



I’ll be at Waterstone’s Piccadilly on Saturday 20th June, 3pm, in conversation with some outstanding short story writers from Wales. Carys Davies, Francesca Rhydderch, Rachel Trezise and myself talk to John Lavin, fiction editor of Wales Arts Review. For more information and to book your ticket, click here.


To celebrate Coffee House Press publishing The Dig Stateside, I’ll be in DC and New York this May. Furthermore, spurred on by Lisa Lucas, publisher of Guernica Magazine, I’ll be fielding questions on Twitter while I’m there. Join the conversation #WalesBookClub, 4th May between 4pm and 6pm EDT.

The Dig, U.S. launch D.C.  – May 4th, 6.30pm at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington. In conversation with John Wilwol.

The Dig, U.S. launch N.Y.  – May 6th, 7.30pm at Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. In conversation with John Freeman, former editor of Granta Magazine and executive editor of the soon-to-launch site Literary Hub.


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