Alys has recently been shortlisted for the prestigious International Dylan Thomas prize, the winner of which will be announced on 10 May.
An event will be held at the British Library in London on 9 May to celebrate the shortlisted authors’ achievements. Alys will be reading excerpts from Pigeon at the event, so be sure to purchase a ticket!
Alys will also be attending several more events in the near future including the Hay Literary Festival on 30 May. Visit Parthian’s events page for further details.
Alys Conran's fiction, poetry, and translations have been placed in several competitions, including The Bristol Short Story Prize and The Manchester Fiction Prize. Having previously studied Literature at Edinburgh, she completed her MA in Creative Writing at Manchester. She also ran projects to increase access to creative writing and reading among traditionally excluded groups in North Wales. She has recently been awarded a scholarship to write a second novel.