First a shortlisting for the stringent Willesden Herald short story prize, (see post a few below) and now Carys's collection of short stories Some New Ambush (Salt Publishing) has been shortlisted for The Roland Mathias Prize.
The Roland Mathias Prize is a recently established literary prize for Welsh writing in English. £2,000 is awarded every two years to a single author for a published collection of poetry, a collection of short-stories, literary criticism about Welsh literature, or Welsh history.
Last year, Some New Ambush was longlisted for Wales Book of the Year...
Many many fingers crossed, Carys! Go for it!