Susie Wild is a poet, writer, journalist and editor based in south Wales. She was born in London, and her words have appeared all over the shop, including Secondary Character (WSSN and Opening Chapter, 2015), The Lonely Crowd, Black Sheep Journal, The Lampeter Review, Bugged...Writings from Overhearings (CompletelyNovel.com, 2010), Nu: fiction & stuff (Parthian Books, 2009), Mslexia, The Stage, The Guardian, New Welsh Review, Planet, The Big Issue, the BBC, and Clash Magazine. She regularly performs her poetry in dives and dance halls. The Art of Contraception was her first book. It was long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 and won 'Fiction Book of the Year' in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010. Her Kindle novella 'Arrivals' was released globally through Parthian Books in May 2011. Susie also has three poems in the Parthian anthology Nu2: Memorable Firsts (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nu2-Memorable...) (July 2011), was an editor of The Raconteur's America edition and the editor of Parthian's 2014 anthology of New Welsh Fiction Rarebit. http://susiewild.blogspot.com/Twitter: @soozerama'Susie Wild's The Art of Contraception is a collection of eleven short stories and a novella, all linked by themes of sex, relationships and procreation. The watchword in this collection is variety, Wild approaching her subject from a diverse range of narrative voices, viewpoints and structures. Underpinning this literary ventriloquism, however, is the distinctive and unifying voice of Wild herself: amusingly quirky and darkly humorous, yet always ready to identify and sympathise with the loneliness and sense of loss that pervades the lives of her characters. [...]The Art of Contraception is well worth the read. If Parthian can continue to unearth writers of this calibre, then its new imprint will definitely be one to follow.'Harri Roberts p.144- 146 Planet 201.