A talent for razor-sharp, satirical observation - Nigel Jenkins Susie Wild's debut collection is a quirky mix in which tales of the fantastic and the everyday are told with inimitable style and flair. The deranged cravings of a mum-to-be lead to the accidental poisoning of her co-worker in 'Pica'. Rob holidays in his bathroom and dreams about his underage love interest in 'Aquatic Life'. The poignant and subtle novella 'Arrivals' unfolds slowly, revealing a mother and daughter in opposite corners of the planet, both experiencing their own personal revelation.
Susie Wild is a writer, journalist and editor based in south Wales. She was born in London and her words have appeared all over the shop, including Bugged...Writings from Overhearings (CompletelyNovel.com, 2010), Nu: fiction & stuff (Parthian Books, 2009), Spilt Milk, Mslexia, The Stage, The Guardian, New Welsh Review, Planet, The Big Issue, Agenda, the BBC, and Clash Magazine. She regularly performs her poetry in dives and dance halls. The Art of Contraception is her first book. It was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 and won 'Fiction Book of the Year' in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010. Her Kindle ebook novella 'Arrivals' was released globally through Parthian Books in May 2011. Susie also has three poems in the Parthian anthology Nu2: Memorable Firsts (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nu2-Memorable-Firsts-Tomos-Owen/dp/1906998299) which was published in July 2011. She is the editor at Parthian Books, the hostess of Cardiff Literary Salon, literary programmer at Do Not Go Gentle festival and a co-organiser of xx women's writing festival. Most recently she has edited Rarebit, an illustrated anthology of 21 short stories, released through Parthian on 1st January 2014.