Jo Mazelis is a novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Her collection of stories Diving Girls (Parthian, 2002) was short-listed for The Commonwealth Best First Book and Welsh Book of the Year. Her second book, Circle Games (Parthian, 2005) was long-listed for Welsh Book of the Year. She worked for many years as a freelance photographer, designer and illustrator.
Her novel Significance (Seren, 2014) won The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award, 2015. A third collection of stories Ritual, 1969 is due out in the Spring of 2016.
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