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About the Author

CYNAN JONES was born in 1975 near Aberaeron, Wales where he now lives and works. He is the author of five short novels, The Long Dry, Everything I Found on the Beach, Bird, Blood, Snow, The Dig, and Cove. He has won a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize, and the BBC National Short Story Award. His short fiction has been widely published in anthologies and publications including Granta and The New Yorker.


One meaning of 'stillicide' is a continual dripping of water, and the chapters of this novel collect like rainwater to tell the story of a dystopian Britain stricken by drought. --The New Yorker

This is a great speculative thriller, fast-paced and pulse-raising, that isn't so far-fetched. --Sarah Neilson, Shondaland

Tense and moving . . . Jones never loses sight of the human element . . . A terrifying vision but a captivating read. --Malcolm Forbes, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stillicide looks directly into the climate crisis by bringing us into a world where water is entirely commodified. Death is everywhere--and so are protesters who refuse to give up. Through multiple perspectives, we're reminded that protecting the planet is a responsibility that we all share. --Rachel Charlene Lewis, Bitch

[Stillicide] changes shape as it rises from the page and lingers in your mind: melting, re-forming, resolving itself into something new . . . He's also brilliant at what writer Benjamin Percy calls 'set pieces, ' scenes in which a near-cinematic concentration on detail catalyzes an entire story's energy. --Amy Weldon, Orion Magazine

Jones is adept at writing emotionally compelling fiction in snapshots and he's really refined the skill in Stillicide. --Duncan B. Barlow, Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Haunting and lucidly written . . . Jones's visionary tale is a singular, brilliantly crafted addition to the climate fiction genre. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Jones' signature, sparse style lends itself well to this apocalyptic slice of life. There are no elaborate plots or extravagant technologies. Rather, nature weaves in and out of these stories in the form of hovering bees, seaweed, and a dampness treasured and elusive . . . Stillicide will linger in its poignancy. --Booklist