The Writers of Wales Database



Tyler KeevilTyler Keevil grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and first came to the UK in 1999 to study English at Lancaster University. 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 and has a M.A. in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University. Fireball (Parthian, 2010) is his first novel. It was on the 2011 Wales Book of the Year Long List. Tyler is a Member of The Welsh Academy.

With respect to Fireball (Parthian, 2010)

"…Stylishly written and immensely readable, Fireball gives notice of an impressive new talent. Tyler Keevil is a name to watch out for…"
Jem Poster

"…This book deserves to be a cult hit. Chris will stay with me fro a long time…"
David Christopher

Selected Publications:
Fireball (Parthian, 2010)
Canadian Chronicles (Parthian, 2011)

Fireball (Parthian, 2010)

FireballFireball takes us back to the start of that relentless summer, and unravels the events leading to Chris’ death as we follow four teenagers through the months that will come to define their future. First hailed as heroes for saving a drowning woman, they attract unwanted attention as minor local celebrities, but this respect is quickly replaced with envy and then harassment. The pressure builds, right up to final fiery climax.

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