Carys Davies is the author of two collections of short stories, Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen Pike, which won the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize and was shortlisted for the 2015 Edge Hill Short Story Prize and the 2015 Wales Book of the Year. She is also the recipient of the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Prize, the Society of Authors’ Olive Cook Short Story Award, a Northern Writers’ Award, and a 2016-2017 Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. A collected edition of her stories recently came out in Australia and New Zealand, and The Redemption of Galen Pike will be published in 2017 in Canada, the United States, Macedonia and Turkey. Born in Wales, she lives in Lancaster.