Carys Davies is the author of two collections of short stories, Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen Pike. Her stories have been widely published and anthologised and broadcast on BBC Radio Four. They have won the Society of Authors’ Olive Cook Award, the Royal Society of Literature’s V S Pritchett Prize and a Northern Writers’ Award. Her new collection, The Redemption of Galen Pike won the 2015 Jerwood Uncovered Fiction Prize and is currently shortlisted for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the 2015 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Born in Wales, she grew up there and in the Midlands, lived and worked for eleven years in the United States, and now lives in Lancaster.