‘One of our most consistent and
continually undervalued writers.’
‘Funny and perceptive’
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
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. Her latest novel,
Awakening, published by Parthian in 2013, was her
twelfth. Stevie 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. She writes for the Guardian
and Independent newspapers, and is a passionate sea-
swimmer, cyclist and walker on the Gower.