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Edited by Susie Wild

Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month January 2014

Celebrating Parthian's 21st birthday in 2014, this beautiful limited edition anthology of twenty one contemporary stories offers a kaleidoscope of identities, perspectives and settings which encapsulate much that is vibrant and exciting about modern Welsh short fiction.

Featuring established and prize-winning authors alongside new voices, this collection aims to showcase an exciting array of our alumni, friends and emerging talents.

Writers in the collection include Wales Book of the Year winners Deborah Kay Davies and Rhian Edwards, the EFG Sunday Times short story prize shortlisted Roshi Fernando, Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction nominee Robert Lewis, Dylan Thomas Prize winner Rachel Trezise, Terry Hetherington Young Writer’s Award winner Joâo Morais, Media Wales People’s Prize winner Tyler Keevil, National Eisteddfod Literature Medal winner Siân Melangell Dafydd.

Many of the stories examine cultural and combative conflict, the action moving from a Cardiff Black Friday to video stores, hotel rooms, restaurants, traveller sites, parks, gardens, amusement arcades, festivals and forests at home and abroad.
Original artwork has been created for each story by John Abell, winner of the Print Prize and overall runner-up at Welsh Artist of the Year 2013.
Authors include:

Lane Ashfeldt
Susmita Bhattacharya
Sarah Coles
Siân Melangell Dafydd
Deborah Kay Davies
Rhian Edwards
Roshi Fernando
Eluned Gramich
Craig Hawes
Carly Holmes
Tyler Keevil
Peter Krištúfek
Robert Lewis
Joâo Morais
Holly Müller
Rebbecca Ray
Richard Owain Roberts
Monique Schwitter
Rachel Trezise
Dan Tyte
Georgia Carys Williams

National Short Story Day event

Read Dan Tyte's brilliant blog about the Rarebit launch on the shortest day of the year (Sat 21st December) - a literary tour of Cardiff where a selection of writers from our new short story anthology Rarebit  read their stories in the places that feature in them or inspired them.