Posted on 13th April 2016

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Carys Davies announced amongst The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers 2016-2017 Fellows

The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 18th class of Fellows: 15 exceptionally talented independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Chosen out of 310 applicants from 28 countries,…

Posted on 8th September 2015

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Carys Davies to speak at Word Factory salon, 19 September

Join this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner, Carys Davieswho will be speaking at the forthcoming Word Factory Autumn Salon at Waterstones, Piccadilly on 19 September (6-8pm). Carys will read from her short story collection, The Redemption of Galen Pike, which not only won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize this year, but went on to win the Frank O’Connor International Short Story…

Posted on 5th September 2015

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Q&A with Carys Davies

How would you describe The Redemption of Galen Pike to a reading group? The Redemption of Galen Pike is a collection of short stories about love, death, survival, and the secrets we keep from other people. If I’d included an epigraph it would probably have been these lines from the late, great American novelist, James Salter: ‘There are…

Posted on 3rd September 2015

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Backlist: Carys Davies

SOME NEW AMBUSH  Some New Ambush is the first collection of short stories from award-winning writer Carys Davies. Love, loss, birth, death, betrayal, madness – they all lie in wait for Davies’s characters in their startlingly different worlds: a dry cleaner’s shop in contemporary Chicago, a mining town in South Wales in the sixties, a lunatic…

Posted on 2nd September 2015

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Reviews: The Redemption of Galen Pike

‘Carys Davies is a gifted writer. A true original. Her magical yet weirdly believable stories transport you in a breath into other lives and worlds, without a word wasted. Full of surprises.’ —Maggie Gee ‘On “Hwang”: A perfectly judged moment of comedy … I laughed out loud at the same point every time I read…

Posted on 1st September 2015

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Celebrating the Winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015: Carys Davies

Every week for the last seven, we have celebrated one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, Carys Davies who won with her short story collection, The Redemption of Galen Pike. “Every story in this stunning collection is a gem and completely unlike what follows or precedes it. Davies’…

Posted on 8th July 2015

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Carys Davies wins the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award

Huge congratulations to 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner, Carys Davies and her publisher Salt, who have won the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for The Redemption of Galen Pike! “Though short in size, this collection punches well above its weight. The stories are clear, concise and full of depth. The sense of place, grasp of…

Posted on 23rd June 2015

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The Redemption of Galen Pike

“Every story in this stunning collection is a gem and completely unlike what follows or precedes it. Davies’ diversity shows no bounds as she takes us from jails in the Wild West to a meeting with Queen Victoria, from Australian isolated farms to snowy Siberia where each time we meet fantastic characters with unlikely and…