Jo Mazelis is a novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Her collection of stories Diving Girls (Parthian, 2002) was short-listed for The Commonwealth Best First Book and Welsh Book of the Year. Her second book, Circle Games (Parthian, 2005) was long-listed for Welsh Book of the Year. She worked for many years as a freelance photographer, designer and illustrator. She has won prizes in The Rhys Davies, Allen Raine and PenFro competitions. Her stories have appeared in many publications and been broadcast on Radio Four. Her debut novel Significance (Seren, 2014) won The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2015.

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