Lewis Davies was born in Penrhiwtyn in south Wales. He lived and worked in south Wales before becoming a writer in 1992 and establishing Parthian Press of which he is publishing director. Davies, based now in west Wales has travelled widely. His books include Work, Sex and Rugby (1993), Tree of Crows, a murder mystery (1996), Freeways (1997) which won the John Morgan Award, and My Piece of Happiness, originally a play about caring for the disabled. His most recent publications are Football (Parthian, 2006) and To the Centre of the Volcano (Parthian, 2006). In 2005 he edited Urban Welsh: New Welsh Short Fiction (Parthian) which celebrated young and fresh fiction from Wales. A short story collection, Love and Other Possibilities was published in 2008.