Tyler Keevil at Hay Festival’s Winter Weekend, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

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Tyler Keevil will join Welsh writer Francesca Rhydderch in conversation with Penny Thomas about contemporary Welsh short-story writing.

Tyler Keevil, author of The Drive, is also a prize-winning short story writer. His collection, Burrard Inlet (Parthian), was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Edgehill Short story Prize, amongst others. His story, ‘Sealskin’, was awarded Canada’s Journey Prize for the best short story of 2014 by the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

Tyler will join Francesca Rhydderch (The Rice Paper Diaries), who was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in 2014. They will discuss the best of contemporary Welsh short-story writing, as featured in new collection New Welsh Short Stories – a wide-ranging view of a country from new and established writers. Stories range from the personal to the universal; from the streets of urban south Wales to the wilder reaches of small town and countryside; from film sets to the limits of time and space. The discussion will be chaired by Penny Thomas of Seren Books and editor of New Welsh Short Stories.

For full details and tickets, visit the Hay Festival Winter Weekend website.