Cynan Jones was born near Aberaeron, west Wales, in 1975. He is the author of four short novels: The Long Dry, (Betty Trask Award 2007), Everything I Found on the Beach, a New Story from the Mabinogion Bird, Blood, Snow, and most recently The Dig, (Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015).

His work has been translated into several languages, and short stories have aired on BBC Radio and in a number of anthologies and publications including Granta and New Welsh Review.

See Cynan at Velvet Coalmine as part of the Literature event, click HERE.