Cynan Jones (1975) lives near the coastal town of Aberaeron in west Wales where he focuses increasingly on writing.
His first novel, The Long Dry (Parthian, 2006) won a Society of Authors' Betty Trask Award and saw the author selected for the Scritture Giovani project in 2008. The Long Dry has been translated into Italian (ISBN), French (Joelle Losfeld) Arabic (Sphinx) and Turkish (Yapi Kredi). A further book unpublished in English, Out onto the Water, was published in Italian (Le Cose Che Non Vogliamo Più) by ISBN in 2010, and a translation of the short work After the Factory appeard in 2012.
His novel, Everything I Found on the Beach, was published by Parthian in 2011 was published in French by Joelle Losfeld in 2014. His latest novel The Dig (Granta, 2014) won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 and the Wales Book of the Year 2015 Fiction category. A Spanish translation La tejonera (Turner Libros) will be launched at the Guadalajara Book Fair in December 2014.
Further work has appeard in Granta Magazine, New Welsh Review and various anthologies.