Alys Conran’s first novel, Pigeon (Parthian Books, 2016) was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and won Wales Book of the Year 2017. She has been awarded an AHRC scholarship to write a second novel about the legacy of the Raj in contemporary British life.
Her short fiction has been placed in competitions including The Bristol Short Story Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize and her work is to be found in many magazines and anthologies including Stand and The Manchester Review.
A fluent speaker of Welsh, English, Spanish and Catalan, she studied at Edinburgh, Barcelona and Manchester and is now Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bangor, where she is originally from.
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