Catch of the Day

Literature Wales

Rhys Davies Short Story Collection 2014

An anthology of nine winning short stories from this highly regarded competition which has run since 1991 and celebrates contemporary Welsh writing in English. It also includes the winner and runner-up from the inaugural Under-21 Prize.

The stories range widely in time and place - from Wales to Sweden and from the First World War to the present day - but all of them are rich in a sense of 'human-ness' and contain as Rhys Davies described a 'tiny, concentrated explosion' that makes you re-evaluate your life and yourself. Together they help to answer the question 'what makes a good story?' 

The title of the anthology, Catch of the Day, is taken from the winning entry, which deals with the question of loss and bereavement with a subtle and unexpected twist.