Allan Bush is a retired building surveyor who has lived and worked in Cardiff all his life, though he also has a passion for Italy. He published his first novel, entitled Last Bird Singing, with Seren in 2008. This work traces one man’s inner life through the dark streets of his home city - Cardiff. The walls, pubs and streets of Wales’ capital city loom large in this intense story of loneliness and loss. Allan won the fiction category of the Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards 2008. Allan is also a Member of Academi.