Alys Conran

Alys Conran


Alys Conran
studied both Literature and Creative Writing at The University of Edinburgh, The Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona and The University of Manchester before returning to north Wales to be a creative writing lecturer at Bangor University.

Her short fiction has been placed in the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize. 

Alys Conran Pigeon (Parthian) Pigeon (Parthian)

An incongruous ice-cream van lurches up into the Welsh hills through the hail, pursued by a boy and girl who chase it into their own dark make-believe world, and unfurl in their compelling voices a tale which ultimately breaks out of childhood and echoes across the years.  

Pigeon is the tragic, occasionally hilarious and ultimately intense story of a childhood friendship and how it's torn apart, a story of guilt, silence and the loss of innocence, and a story about the kind of love which may survive it all.