Rob Mimpriss is a short-story writer and creative writing tutor and the author three short-story collections published by Gwasg y Bwthyn, Caernarfon, with Welsh Books Council support, and by Cockatrice Books. One of his short stories, ‘Hamilton Park,’ was short-listed for the Rhys Davies Award in 2011; another, ‘Hart’s Reach,’ was translated into Arabic and anthologised by Albawtaka, Cairo.
He has designed and taught on B.A. and M.A. courses in England and Wales since 1999, organising readings and seminars for the general public and appearing at events alongside Liz Ashworth, Richard Collins, Gareth Creer, Menna Elfyn, Patrick McGuinness, Jim Perrin, Zoë Skoulding, Charlotte Williams, Gee Williams, Samantha Wynne Rhydderch and others. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff and a PhD in Creative Writing from Portsmouth, and also publishes criticism. He is a Member of the Welsh Academy, and a Welsh-Academy-sponsored writer on tour.
Reasoning: Twenty Stories and For His Warriors: Thirty Stories were first published by Gwasg y Bwthyn, Caernarfon in 2005 and 2010, and now join Prayer at the End: Twenty-Three Stories at Cockatrice Books, 2015. The books were described by Sophie Baggott at New Welsh Review as ‘dark, complex, pensively eloquent,’ by Brian George at The Short Review as unostentatious yet powerful, and by Caroline Clark at gwales.com as ‘sketched with a depth and sureness of touch which makes them memorable and haunting.’
In addition, Rob Mimpriss has published fiction and criticism in Blue Tattoo, Cambrensis, The Interpreter’s House, New Welsh Review, New Writing, Swansea Review, Tears in the Fence, and elsewhere. His essay on Raymond Carver appeared in Creative Writing Studies: Practice, Research and Pedagogy (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2008), and his short story, ‘Hart’s Reach’ in Arabic translation by Hala Salah Eldin in Brush with Fate: Voices from Wales (Cairo: Albawtaka, 2014).
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