When the Cockatrice was a young hatchling in the early 1990s, publishing in New Welsh Review and The Swansea Review, and still with bits of egg-shell in its down, Roger Granelli was already establishing himself as one of the leading writers of fiction in Wales. Ten novels later, encompassing a range of genres and approaches, the Cockatrice is proud to have given his collected stories to the world. Jane Fraser, reviewing the book for Nation Cymru, finds work which depicts the bitterness of broken and impoverished working class men, yet portrays them with wisdom and compassion.
Any Kind of Broken Man is available directly from Cockatrice Books, and from a growing number of bookshops and online retailers. You can read Jane Fraser’s review, or buy the book or sample its contents, using the links below.
Since the start of 2015, Cockatrice Books has been publishing ground-breaking short stories from Wales and beyond, masterful novels, brilliant nonfiction and outstanding scholarship representing the best of Welsh literature from the 7th Century to the 20th, along with challenging fiction by Roger Granelli, Nigel Jarrett, A. L. Reynolds and Rob Mimpriss. The hell with your red dragon – it’s the Cockatrice leads the way. Dismiss