Cynan Jones

Writer of short novels

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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, paperback edition Nov 2014   Everything I Found on the Beach, Granta edition June '14   The Long Dry, Granta edition, June '14


The Dig, paperback edition Nov 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



Granta acquires ‘searing’ novel by Cynan Jones

14.01.13 | Charlotte Williams – THE BOOKSELLER

Granta has acquired a “searing short novel”, The Dig, by Welsh author Cynan Jones.

Executive publisher Philip Gwyn Jones bought world English language rights in it, as well as Jones’ next, unwritten novel, from Euan Thorneycroft of A M Heath, at auction. The book is built on the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a disconsolate farmer, and set in a stark rural setting.

Granta will publish in early 2014. Gywn Jones said: “Jones writes of the physiology of grief and the isolation of loss with piercing brilliance, and about the simple rawness of animal existence with a naturalist’s unsentimental eye . . . There is something of Ross Raisin’s millstone-grit plainess about the book. There is not a whiff of the bucolic pastoral or the romanticized sod here.

The Dig crackles with compressed energy and it swells to fill more space than at first glance it occupies.”

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