I have collected all of my blogs for the BYT project in this Wildlife blog (my debut collection of short stories The Art of Contraception was part of their Bright Young Things series, launched in September 2010).
Wil Gritten was raised happily in North wales without toy guns or television. At sixteen he left home and moved to Brixton under the pretence of becoming a carpenter. Within a year he found himself alone in India, and started writing. Wil stumbled into a career in modelling, and spent a few years working for some of the largest international fashion brands. By the age of twenty-five Wil had circumnavigated the globe twice. He writes and records his own unpleasant variety of music and is an expert in the field of organic vegetable gardening. He is currently living in Australia.
Susie Wild is a writer, editor and journalist. She has also been the News Editor for national music magazine Kruger and their website www.krugerlabs.com. She has also worked as Film Editor for Welsh lad mag Red Handed and was the editor of Swansea’s art magazine Platform (2004-2008). She’s written for the majority of the Welsh Press as well as national publications including Mslexia, Clash Magazine,TheSite.org and The Guardian. Her words have appeared in New Welsh Review, Planet Magazine, Metro,The Big Issue, Buzz, Swn, Artrocker.com, Artrocker.tv, and many other publications. She has 2 MAs because she is greedy for knowledge – one in Journalism from Goldsmith’s College and one in Creative Writing from Swansea University. Susie’s debut short film, featuring her poem ‘Dim Smoking, Girls,’ won The Co-op Award for New Directors at Beyond TV Festival 2007.
Tyler Keevil grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and first came to the U.K. in 1999. Since then, he has received several awards for his short fiction and filmmaking. His stories have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Interzone, On Spec, New Welsh Review, and Planet: The Welsh Internationalist. He lives in mid-Wales with his wife, Naomi. Fireball is his first novel.
James Smythe was born in 1980 in West London, and migrated to Wales, where his maternal family lived. He has a PhD from Cardiff University, currently teaches in various places, intermittently performs in an improvised comedy group and has recently authored a book about Twitter. Hereditation is his first novel, and is about love and fathers. His second novel will be about serial killers, and his third about God, probably.