Richard Owain Roberts

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Richard Owain Roberts was born in a field on Ynys Môn and now lives in Cardiff, Wales.

His debut short story collection All The Places We Lived (Parthian Books) was published in May 2015. Chris Killen (In Real Life, Cannongate) described it as 'Elegant, contemporary, fun'

Richard studied English Literature at the University of Manchester before joining the Creative Writing MA programme at LJMU. His fiction has appeared in a variety of places in print, online, and radio including The Quietus, 3AM Magazine, and Word Riot. Non-fiction work has been published by The Guardian, The New Welsh Review, and Plastik Magazine.

www.richardowainroberts.com

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All The Places We Lived

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All The Places We Lived by Richard Owain Roberts
"All The Places We Lived is the debut collection of short stories from Richard Owain Roberts, a new writer with an incredibly distinctive voice and a unique eye for the world.

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Little Wonder will appeal to ultras of welsh football, wrecsam, burnley, and football in general.

leon barton has put together a fascinating insight into an incredibly important, and certainly under appreciated, footballer and trainer in brian flynn.
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Things that Make the Heart Beat Faster by Joâo Morais
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in Things That Make The Heart Beat Faster joão morais has produced a high impact, brilliantly well crafted, and economical collection of short fiction that will appeal to a wide range of readers.

each story will leave an imprint on the reader’s mind;
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The Innocent Wife is a novel that is perfectly in the moment yet is also built on strong enough foundations that it would sit comfortably in any era of thriller.

The premise and subject matter is handled expertly - it's hard to believe this is Amy's
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The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway is a fantastically original and beautifully crafted novel from Rhys Thomas.

TUHOSH is full of moments of great humour and profound sadness that will appeal to all kinds of readers.

The action sequences in TUHOSH are
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