Alys Conran's fiction, poetry, and translations have been placed in several competitions, including The Bristol Short Story Prize and The Manchester Fiction Prize. Having previously studied Literature at Edinburgh, she completed her MA in Creative Writing at Manchester. She also ran projects to increase access to creative writing and reading among traditionally excluded groups in North Wales. She was recently awarded a scholarship to write a second novel.
'A coming of age novel that turns into something of a murder mystery, Pigeon is written in a deceptively simple, thoroughly engaging style.' Bill Rees, Wales Arts Review; 'An exquisite novel by a great new talent.' M.J. Hyland; '...might have been authored by Faulkner... pitch-perfect.' Omar Sabbagh, New Welsh Review'