Hometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home.
In these pages on Wales, you'll find two unique short stories. 'Last Seen Leaving' is a gripping account of the days following the disappearance of a local man by award-winning writer Tyler Keevil. 'The Lion and the Star' by Eluned Gramich is a vivid retelling of the Welsh language protests that electrified Cardiganshire in the 1970s and the impact of the protests on ordinary lives.
About the Author
Eluned Gramich was born in Haverfordwest and is a Welsh-German writer and translator. She won the People and Places: New Welsh Writing Award in 2015 with a memoir based on her experiences of Hokkaido, Japan, Woman Who Brings the Rain. She was also runner-up in the Terry Hetherington Award 2015 and short-listed for the Bristol Short Story Prize in 2011. Her writing has appeared in New Welsh Short Stories, Stand, The Lonely Crowd and Rarebit, Wales Arts Review, New Welsh Review, and Notes on the Underground.