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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The Dig

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The Long Dry

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Stillicide

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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

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

“The two boys had come along and found the rabbit dying by the bank. The breeze was up a little and it was nice because it had been dry for so long, and still, and the rabbit was wet and matted like a cloth, like a dog when it gets wet. At first they thought it was dead. It had the shapelessness of meat.”
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