Always the Love of Someone includes fifteen stories on relationships: the nuances of class; exile; sexual exploitation; the civilising influence of women (which can extend into interference) and the accommodations made necessary by old age. Voices range across gender, age and ethnicity. The tone of Always the Love of Someone is upbeat: as optimistic in spirit as Mike Leigh’s Happy Go Lucky.
"Crisp, clear and illuminating."
Huw Lawrence’s short fiction has won nominations for the Tom Gallon Prize, the Bridport Competition, the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition and the Cinnamon Award. He was born in Llanelli and trained as a teacher in Swansea, later continuing his education at Manchester and Cornell. He spent some years doing a variety of labouring jobs in the Ffestiniog area, north Wales, and now lives in Aberystwyth.