Russell Celyn Jones

(b. 1955)

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(1955– ),

Welsh writer, born in London and raised in Swansea. His novels include Soldiers and Innocents (1990), about an army officer who goes on the run with his child; Small Times (1992), which charts a romance between a petty thief and a successful actress; An Interference of Light (1995), describing a homosexual affair in a Welsh mining community; The Eros Hunter (1998), a policier set in contemporary London; and Ten Seconds from the Sun (2005), about a child killer living a morally resurrected life under a new identity. His work is notable for its pungent, laconic prose and rueful investigation of masculine values, with a particular emphasis on fathers and sons.

Subjects: Literature.

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