Launch on World Book Day 2005, selected by Welsh Books Council as Book of the Month March 2005 New stories from experienced and award winning Welsh writers and an opportunity to read new talent This collection forms a bridge between the tail end of the urban genre in popular fiction and a confidence in twenty-first century Welsh writing in English Some of the short fiction in this anthology is set in the urban centres of Wales. Other stories take the threads of styles of writing, urban and contemporary, weave then into the strings of themes that tie together the diversity and intertwining cultures strewn across the landscape of a modern Wales. Award winning authors mixed with debut writers, this is Parthian's most eclectic collection of short Welsh Fiction since the ground-breaking Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe. It is the biggest anthology of all new fiction to come out of Wales. Nineteen stories featuring Niall Griffiths (Welsh Book of the Year Winner), Leonora Britto (Rhys Davies award Winner), Tristan Hughes, Jo Mazelis (Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Award), Lloyd Robson, Glenda Beagan and Rachel Trezise (Orange Futures Winner) among others.
The editor Lewis Davies was born in Penrhiwtyn in 1967. He has won a number of awards for his writing, which spans drama, fiction and biography. This collection features his short story The Fare others include: Fresh Apples; Osim Bin Laden's hiding in my Liver; Uncle Mehdi's Carpet Deal; I learned when I was older; 12 Beer Blues