Cynan Jones

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Cynan Jones lives and works near Aberaeron on the west coast of Wales.

His first novel, 'The Long Dry', won a 2007 Betty Trask Award and led to his nomination as the Hay Festival Scritture Giovani Fellow in 2008.

His second novel 'Everything I Found on the Beach' was published by Parthian in 2011.

Both books were re-released by Granta in Summer 2014, in partnership with Parthian,.

His work has been translated into a number of languages, and short fiction has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and in various magazines and anthologies, including Granta and New Welsh Review.

A third book, 'Bird, Blood, Snow' - one of Seren's 'New Stories From the Mabinogion' - came out in October 2012.

His latest book, 'The Dig', was published by Granta in 2014. A chapter of
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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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“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.”
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“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.”
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“And in this quiet night he feels briefly, as if something unseen touches his face, the ancientness of this thing he does, that he could be a man of any age.”
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