Jane Fraser is an award-winning writer of short story, historical fiction, memoir and haibun. She lives and works in Llangennith, a small village at the north-western edge of the Gower peninsula, south Wales, in a house facing the sea which bears the full brunt of the south-westerly wind.


Her writing is infused with the tone of this prevailing wind, so much so, that as an homage, she has titled her first collection of short stories, The South Westerlies. This collection is published by SALT, one of the UK’s foremost independent publishers of literary fiction, in 2019 – its 20th anniversary.

You can order a copy of The South Westerlies (Published 15/06/19) from:




Sunday, 29th September, 2019 at 1.00pm at Waterstones Swansea
(The Old Carlton Cinema, 17 Oxford Street Swansea SA1 3AG)

Jane Fraser will be part of the first ever ‘Swansea Stores Con’, a long weekend of panels, events and blogger gatherings. She will be reading from The South Westerlies; be part of a Q&A, and signing books.

The Swansea Fringe 2019 – First Collections
(Sunday, 6 October 2019 from 16:00-17:30 – Cinema & Co, 17 Castle Street, Swansea SA1 1JF)

Jane Fraser will take part in the Swansea Fringe – First Collections talks. The Fringe will showcase four writers from Wales, Jane Fraser, Matthew Haigh, Hanan Issa and João Morais, who have recently published their first collections.

Tickets available from Eventbrite


If you’d like to read what others are saying about The South Westerlies, there are some excellent reviews here:

nation.cymru/culture/review by Jon Gower


Storgy Magazine by Emily Harrison


Wales Arts Review by Kathryn Tann

amazon.co.uk  5* customer reviews by neverimitate, WestWalesreader &

horla.org by Sara Gethin

Fraser’s stories are compellingly told and carefully crafted. She shares a heightened, acute sense of language with Annie Proulx and the right to comparison with such a prose stylist is properly won. And just as Proulx claims the lodgepole pines and wide-skied landscape of Wyoming as her own so too does Jane Fraser take the wind-flensed land’s edge of north Gower and make it hers. She has given this reader, at least, what he so often desires, namely the tang and sharpness of savouring language seemingly newly minted.
— Jon Gower, Novelist, Short Story and Travel Writer, Historian and Broadcaster