World building with author, Cynan Jones

Cynan Jones

Join us for an evening with award-winning writer Cynan Jones the same week as the publication of his short story collection Stillicide, originally commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and aired over the summer.

Described by the Independent on Sunday as ‘one of the most talented writers in Britain,’ Cynan will talk about building fictional worlds, first in your mind then on the page.

Stillicide by Cynan Jones
Stillicide by Cynan Jones
Cynan Jones
Cynan Jones (c) Bernadine Jones

Cynan Jones is the author of five short novels, The Long DryEverything I Found on the Beach, Bird, Blood, Snow, The Dig, and Cove published in over 20 countries. He has 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. He has also written scripts for television and stories for radio, and a collection of children’s tales. Other short fiction has been widely published in anthologies and publications including Granta Magazine and The New Yorker.

Includes Q&A and post-event book signing.

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Writers’ Showcase

Elle Spellman has been writing since she was able to pick up a pen, and would spend her childhood evenings writing and illustrating books and sending them to Ladybird. Elle is a former book blogger, and now writes women’s fiction. Her novel RUNNING INTO TROUBLE, about a group of three women training for a marathon in Bristol, will be published by Trapeze in April 2020. Elle also writes flash fiction, and is currently rewriting her previous project, LIFE IN BETWEEN.

Jari Moate is a fiction writer and founder of the Bristol Festival of Literature. Author of a clutch of novels, short stories and ‘guerilla-published’ work with military veterans, his most recent novel Dragonfly (Tangent Books), is described as “a powerful literary thriller overlaid with British Gothic and the New Weird” and by The London Magazine as “lyrical and poetic… a captivating balance of action thriller and fabulist head-trip which reflects on war, friendship, love and inner-self.” Jari is a compelling performer of the written word, guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.

J.M. Monaco grew up in the USA where she studied English and Creative Writing. She worked in a variety of areas before taking up postgrad studies in Bath and Bristol. Her first coming-of-age/retrospective novel How We Remember was published in 2018 (RedDoor Press).

Foyles, Cabot Circus are our bookshop partner for this event. Copies of Stillicide will be on sale at 12.00