My short story ‘Onwards’ opens this collection, released to celebrate Parthian’s 21st birthday in 2014. It’s a beautiful anthology of twenty one contemporary stories, edited by Susie Wild, offering ‘a kaleidoscope of identities, perspectives and settings which encapsulate much that is vibrant and exciting about modern Welsh short fiction’.
It’s a limited edition so you should buy one so then your grandkids can take it onto the Antiques Roadshow in 2077 and exchange it for fistfuls of space dollars from a cryogenically frozen-then-thawed Fiona Bruce.
As well as me, it’s full of tales by other amazing folk like Wales Book of the Year winners Deborah Kay Davies and Rhian Edwards, the EFG Sunday Times short story prize shortlisted Roshi Fernando, Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction nominee Robert Lewis, Dylan Thomas Prize winner Rachel Trezise, Terry Hetherington Young Writer’s Award winner Joâo Morais, Media Wales People’s Prize winner Tyler Keevil, National Eisteddfod Literature Medal winner Siân Melangell Dafydd and Richard O Roberts.
(They all have a lot of awards. Must work on that.)
Their stories examine cultural and combative conflict, the action moving from a Cardiff Black Friday to video stores, hotel rooms, restaurants, traveller sites, parks, gardens, amusement arcades, festivals and forests at home and abroad.
Original artwork has been created for each story by John Abell, winner of the Print Prize and overall runner-up at Welsh Artist of the Year 2013.
On general release from January 2014.
Full List of Authors:
Siân Melangell Dafydd
Deborah Kay Davies
Richard Owain Roberts
Georgia Carys Williams