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Stevie Davies

Arrest Me, for I Have Run Away

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One of our most consistent and continually undervalued writers --The Guardian

Funny and perceptive --Helen Dunmore

Bold and gripping --Margaret Drabble


Arrest Me, for I Have Run Away is a stunning short-story collection on human nature and identity. Stevie Davies' latest work, it is bound to captivate and charm the reader.


Stevie Davies was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, though she lived in Swansea, Wales from a week old, and spent a nomadic childhood in Egypt, Scotland and Germany. After studying at Manchester University, she went on to lecture there, returning to Swansea in 2001. She is a former Professor of Creative Writing at Swansea University. Stevie is both a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Welsh Academy. She has won numerous awards for her fiction, and has been long-listed for the Booker and Orange Prizes. Several of her books have been adapted into radio and screenplays, and she has written for the Guardian and Independent newspapers.