Carys Davies won the 2011 V. S. Pritchett award with a story from her new collection, The Quiet. Her debut collection of short stories, Some New Ambush (Salt 2007), was shortlisted for the 2009 Roland Mathias Prize, longlisted for the 2008 Wales Book of the Year Prize and a Finalist in the 2008 Calvino Prize. She won second prize in the inaugural 2002 Orange Harpers & Queen Short Story Competition, second prize in the 2005 Asham Award, and runner-up prizes in the 2005 Bridport Prize and the 2006 Fish Short Histories Prize. Her stories have appeared in prize anthologies, in The London Magazine, and in a variety of U.S. literary magazines, including New Letters, Kestrel and G.W. Revie.