Cynan Jones - Author

About the Author

CYNAN JONES was born near Aberaeron, Wales in 1975. His previous novels are The Long Dry (winner of a Betty Trask Award in 2007), Everything I Found on the Beach, and the retelling of a Welsh myth Bird, Blood, Snow. In 2013, the chapter 'The Dig' from this novel was shortlisted for the Sunday Times/EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.

Featured books by Cynan Jones

The Dig

The Dig

Author: Cynan Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Deep in rural Wales, a farmer is struggling through lambing season when he becomes aware that his land is being stalked by a badger-baiter who brings with him the stark threat of violence. Built of the interlocking fates of these two solitary men, this is a searing story of isolation and loss, from a writer of uncommon gifts.

Other books by Cynan Jones

Three Tales

Three Tales

Author: Cynan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2018

These three beautifully written and highly original fables - in which a giant becomes too big for his boots, a left hand falls out with a right hand, and a scarecrow reassures a lost doll - are treats of the imagination for child and adult alike. (Malachy Doyle) -- Welsh Books Council

Cove

Cove

Author: Cynan Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2017 Out at sea, in a sudden storm, a man is struck by lightning. When he wakes, injured and adrift on a kayak, his memory of who he is and how he came to be there is all but shattered. Now he must pit himself against the pain and rely on his instincts to get back to shore, and to the woman he dimly senses waiting for his return. With its taut narrative and its wincingly visceral portrait of a man locked in an uneven struggle with the forces of nature, this is a powerful new work from one of the most distinctive voices in British fiction.

Cove

Cove

Author: Cynan Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2017 Out at sea, in a sudden storm, a man is struck by lightning. When he wakes, injured and adrift on a kayak, his memory of who he is and how he came to be there is all but shattered. Now he must pit himself against the pain and rely on his instincts to get back to shore, and to the woman he dimly senses waiting for his return. With its taut narrative and its wincingly visceral portrait of a man locked in an uneven struggle with the forces of nature, this is a powerful new work from one of the most distinctive voices in British fiction.

The Dig

The Dig

Author: Cynan Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Deep in rural Wales, a farmer is struggling through lambing season when he becomes aware that his land is being stalked by a badger-baiter who brings with him the stark threat of violence. Built of the interlocking fates of these two solitary men, this is a searing story of isolation and loss, from a writer of uncommon gifts.

The Long Dry

The Long Dry

Author: Cynan Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

When the farmer wakes at dawn, he can already feel the heat of the day rising and the silence from his wife hanging heavy in the air. As he sets out across his parched fields to find a missing cow, his mind starts to turn over the dreams he harbours, the cares he and his wife both carry alone, and the uneasy sense that something is about to change. Written with clarity and depth, this is a powerful novel about the fragility of life and the small, unseen moments upon which fate twists.

Everything I Found on the Beach

Everything I Found on the Beach

Author: Cynan Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Take three strangers who all want something more. The Polish shift worker struggling to get a foothold in the new country; a fisherman who needs to make good on a promise to his best friend; and the middle man, determined to make up for lost time and take a little of what he deserves. When a chance comes along, each man must weigh the risk - and then keep his nerve as events take on their own unstoppable momentum. Tightly plotted and sharply observed, this is a gripping story of desperation and duty, and the brutal struggle to progress.

Everything I Found on the Beach

Everything I Found on the Beach

Author: Cynan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

Take three strangers who all want something more. The Polish shift worker struggling to get a foothold in the new country; a fisherman who needs to make good on a promise to his best friend; and the middle man, determined to make up for lost time and take a little of what he deserves. When a chance comes along, each man must weigh the risk - and then keep his nerve as events take on their own unstoppable momentum. Tightly plotted and sharply observed, this is a gripping story of desperation and duty, and the brutal struggle to progress.

Bird, Blood, Snow

Bird, Blood, Snow

Author: Cynan Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/10/2012

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