Out at sea on a kayak a man is hit by lightning in this wincingly visceral strike of a book.   

 

"Pared down... rippling, sensate writing. A terrific read." Colin Barett

 

"Powerful, terrifying, brilliantly done." Jon McGregor

 

"Searing, unflinching, exquisitely written." Tom Bullough

COVE

Cynan Jones Cove Granta Novel Kayak Storm

A short, searing novel that follows the interlocking fates of a solitary badger baiter, and a grieving farmer struggling to hold his world together.

 

"Dark, tense and vital... utterly absorbing" Guardian

 

"Absolutely unflinching." New York Times Book Review

 

Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014

Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015

Cynan Jones award-winning short novel The Dig published by Granta Books

The Dig

Cynan Jones Granat Parthian short novel Everything I Found on the Beach

Everything I Found on the Beach

Packing the tension of a thriller and the emotional heft of a tragedy, a tautly crafted novel that traces the lives of three strangers drawn together by chance and ambition.

 

"Beautiful and haunting... [it] will make your heart race" Time Out

 

"A remarkable novel, quiet but powerful" Shelf Awareness US

 

"Confirms Jones as a thrilling new presence" Western Mail

Translations & Overseas

Jones's novels have been widely translated and are published in the U.S. by Catapult (Cove) and Coffee House Press. 

 

He has appeared in a number of Festivals and events overseas.

 

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Cynan Jones Granta Parthian award-winning short novel The Long Dry

The Long Dry

A brief, powerful story of a farmer's journey to find a missing cow and the sense of himself he feels is being lost as life goes by.

 

"Lovely, poignant... and resonant" Sarah Waters

 

"A convincing glimpse of life in all its beauty and sadness" Big Issue

 

Betty Trask Award 2007

 Cynan Jones New Tales from the Mabinogion Seren Books

Bird, Blood, Snow

A re-telling of the Welsh Peredur myth from The Mabinogion, "told in a fragmentary array of competing voices that confuse, mesmerise and bewitch the reader." Wales Arts Review

 

"Syntactically simple, unsentimental, visually arresting" Literary Review

 Cynan Jones New Tales from the Mabinogion Seren Books

Three Tales

A lost doll meets a forgotten scarecrow. A piano player's hands argue. And a giant decides he doesn't want to listen to normal-size people anymore. Three stories, with striking illustrations by Rohan Daniel Eason.

 

"Beautifully written and highly original" Malachy Doyle

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"A striking portrait of ambition crashing against reality" - Kirkus US