Cynan Jones's Blog - Posts Tagged "badgers"

Granta 119: Britain launches on May 10th. You might have seen the mini Q&A alongside the review in last Sunday's Observer - if not: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/...

Launch events start in Aberystwyth on Thursday 10th, 6.30pm at Waterstone's. I'm then on from the to the British Library in London, up to Glasgow, then back down via Bath and Bristol.

Here's more info on the events. All welcome.

http://www.granta.com/Events/UK
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Published on May 08, 2012 04:26 • 57 views • Tags: badgers, britain, british-library, cynan-jones, granta
Sunday 20th Jan - it's announced The Dig joins stories by prize-winning authors including Helen Dunmore, Adam Foulds, Mark Haddon, and Graham Swift on the longlist for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.

Alongside twelve writers from Britain are Philomena Kearney Byrne and Belinda McKeon from Ireland, the American Claire Vaye Watkins, and Pulitzer Prize winning Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz.

The shortlist will be announced on 24th February. 16 writers down to 6.
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Published on January 25, 2013 10:52 • 37 views • Tags: badgers, booktrust, cynan-jones, efg-private-bank, short-story, sunday-times, the-dig
Whenever I talk to reading groups, audiences, people are amazed how long it takes for a book to go from "being written" to the shelf of a shop.

Well. Not long to go. THE DIG is now available to pre-order, with an official publication date 16th January '14.

While you're waiting, I strongly suggest you read A MEAL IN WINTER - a quiet, resounding book I wish I could read again for the first time.
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Published on November 11, 2013 04:57 • 23 views • Tags: badgers, cynan-jones, granta, short-novel, the-dig, wales, welsh
"Tense, tough and haunting" (Joe Dunthorne) and "winningly sparse" (Literary Review), The Dig tells the story of a farmer struggling through lambing time and his collision with a badger baiter.

The Dig by Cynan Jones
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Published on January 03, 2014 06:38 • 31 views • Tags: badgers, cynan-jones, granta, short-novel, the-dig, wales, welsh