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Nigel Jarrett is a freelance writer, a former newspaper reporter and a winner of the Rhys Davies Prize for short fiction. For many years he has been music critic of the South Wales Argus. Born in Cwmbran, he was educated at West Mon School, Pontypool, and at Cardiff University. He reviews poetry for Acumen magazine and jazz for Jazz Journal. He likes drawing, never tires of gazing at his cat and lives in Monmouthshire with his wife, Ann, a retired teacher.

His first collection of short stories, Funderlandcame out in October 2011. Miners at the Quarry Pool, Nigel's first collection of poetry, was published by Parthian in October 2013 and his prize-winning short story ‘Mrs Kuroda on Penyfan’ has been included in volume 2 of the Library of Wales Short Story Anthology.

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