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Cynan Jones

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Cynan Jones was born in 1975 near Aberaeron, Wales where he now lives and works.

He is the author of five short novels, The Long Dry, Everything I Found on the Beach, Bird, Blood, Snow, The Dig, and Cove.

He has been longlisted and shortlisted for numerous international prizes and won a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award (2007), a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize (2014), the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize (2015) and the BBC National Short Story Award (2017).

His work has been published in more than twenty countries, and short stories have appeared on BBC Radio 4 and in a number of anthologies and publications including Granta Magazine and The New Yorker. He also wrote the screenplay for an episode of the BAFTA-winning crime drama Hinte
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Talking about Everything

This week, I'll be popping back and forth to The Next Best Book Club to take your questions on my second novel Everything I Found on the Beach, and wider questions on writing, if you have them.

Originally published in 2011, Everything hit the States this year, published by Coffee House Press.

Everything I Found on the Beach by Cynan Jones

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Published on November 21, 2016 09:19
Average rating: 3.83 · 5,119 ratings · 927 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Dig

3.92 avg rating — 1,530 ratings — published 2014 — 17 editions
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The Long Dry

4.02 avg rating — 1,208 ratings — published 2006 — 19 editions
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Cove

3.86 avg rating — 1,186 ratings — published 2016 — 15 editions
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Stillicide

3.34 avg rating — 591 ratings — published 2019 — 13 editions
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Everything I Found on the B...

3.50 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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Bird, Blood, Snow

3.72 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The Fart

4.38 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Le cose che non vogliamo più

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“Like when it stops raining?' she said. Nothing had ever moved him more in his life than the beautiful questions of children.

'Yes. Like when it stops raining.”
Cynan Jones, The Long Dry

“As he looked out in the pitch dark beyond, a barn owl came into the floodlight, glid silently between the barns and was gone, seeming to leave some ghost of itself, some measureless whiteness in the air.”
Cynan Jones, The Dig

“{His child} says she doesn't have the right pencils for the colors she sees.”
Cynan Jones, The Long Dry

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