Tea & Words

Carys Davies

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Settle down with a cup of something warm and listen to a 15-minute reading from one of a carefully selected group of writers. Many of them are award-winning, all of them are ground-breaking. What better way to spend your afternoon tea break? 

Today, Carys Davies reads her short story “Sybil” from her collection The Redemption of Galen Pike. (15 min approx.) In out of season Trouville, a flying parasol brings an ageing woman’s pessimistic predictions to an abrupt end.  

Carys Davies is the author of two collections of short stories, Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen Pike, which won the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her debut novel West (2018) was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize and winner of the Wales Book of the Year for Fiction. Her second novel, The Mission House, was published in August 2020. She lives in Edinburgh.