I’m a writer. I write. I have always written since the day I learnt how to thread words together, casting lines on and off with full stops and commas. Before that I was a storyteller. Sometimes I still am. 

Photo credit: Niamh Harnett, Full Circle Fotografia. https://www.fullcirclefotografia.com/

Published Writing and Awards:

Published Work:


  • 2021 Shortlisted The Caledonia Novel Award
  • 2020 Winner of Jericho Writers’  Friday Night Live Award, Summer Festival of Writing.
  • 2017 Longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Award.
  • 2015 Longlisted for the Bath Novel Award.
  • 2013 Literature Wales New Welsh Writers Bursary Award.
  • 2011/12 Arts Council of Wales Award: Research/Training for Writing in Health and Wellbeing.
  • 2010 The Cultural Leadership Partnership Placement.
  • 2009 Literature Wales Mentorship Programme.

© Carys Shannon, September 2020.