Second-hand rain – Short story collection

Second-hand rain is Georgia Carys Williams’ debut short story collection, released October 2014 through the publisher Parthian Books.

Second-hand rain by Georgia Carys Williams
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‘Intricate, touching and astonishingly imaginative…’ Stevie Davies

Stevie Davies

Georgia Carys Williams’ disquieting stories explore the strangeness of existence; its elemental substance, its “being and nothingness.

Jo Mazelis

Edgy and dark, psychologically needling and vigorously inventive, Second-hand Rain marks the arrival of a singular voice in fiction.

Jon Gower

Georgia Carys Williams’ stories are dark, offbeat, rippling with watery memories and poetic unease. From the bluest Venetian lagoon where a merwoman saves a drowning gondolier to a glass harmonica playing itself along a tideline. Williams is a writer for whom the world is never the safe place: a phantom baby growing older, a granddaughter obsessively peeling tangerines, and a deaf sister conducting music in her sleep are all brought to life in an innovative and perceptive collection from a distinctive new voice.

Awards & Nominations

  • Shortlisted for the Sabotage Short Story Award 2015
  • Longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015
  • Longlisted for the Frank O’ Connor International Short Story Prize 2015

Second-hand Rain in the Press:

Williams’ writing is at once uplifting and upsetting – I cried twice […] I loved the unpredictability of the collection […]From a lyrebird to a doomed fetus, each character is completely submerged in their own authentic world.


Touching, mature and imaginative, this is a wonderful debut collection from an author who looks set to make a significant contribution to the changing shape of Welsh writing as her career develops

Wales Arts Review

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Published articles

Georgia Carys Williams’s book launch featured in Swansea Life Magazine

Read Georgia’s book reviews, articles and flash fiction for Wales Arts Review here.