"Cove" is the short, sharp powerful story of a man struck by lightning and stranded at sea from one of our current favourite literary voices.
We first came across Cynan Jones when our Tom elected "The Dig" as his book of the year in our 2015 Christmas catalogue. Tom praised Cynan's stark, stripped back poetic writing. He sold a lot of copies of the book and shortly after our customers came back raving about it and begging for more of Cynan's writing.
So, here it is... a tiny, hypnotic novel about memory and the forces of nature, which packs a big punch and we've invited along the man himself to tell you all about it. Cynan Jones was born and bred near Aberaeron in Wales, and in addition to "The Dig" and "Cove" is the author of three other novels, which all share one crucial characteristic - they're very short! In fact Cynan is proud of his mastery of concise fictions, billing himself on his website and twitter as a "writer of short novels". His books may be little, but they're also mighty, his debut saw him win the Society of Authors Betty Trask Award, and "The Dig" scooped the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2014 and the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize in 2015.
Join us for an unmissable evening of food, drink, books, a musical introduction from our fantastic Bookshop Band and most importantly an in-depth interview with Cynan, which could even last longer than it would take you to whizz through one of his novels!
Tickets £14 each or £25 for two. (ticket includes delicious dinner, wine and 15% off all books on the night.)
To book call 01225 331155, book online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the shop.