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Novel Nights: World-Building with author Cynan Jones

Updated: Sep 1, 2019

7:30pm, 19 October

St. George's Bristol, £10 (£8 concessions)

Join Novel Nights and the Bristol Festival of Literature 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.

This will be a lively discussion, asking some of the key questions that face all writers. How do ideas form in the first place? And how do you bring them to life when they have? We'll be chatting about Stillicide, first heard on BBC Radio 4. 


Cynan Jones is the author of five short novels, The Long Dry, Everything 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.


Address: St George's Bristol, Great George Street (off Park Street) Bristol, BS1 5RR

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