31 Stories in May at Hay!: Day 23 - 'The Last Jumpshot' by Leonora Brito

Every day throughout May, you will be able to visit the Library of Wales website to download your free story, drawn from Story, vols I and II - a collection boasting the finest Welsh short fiction ever written and featuring some of the most talented literary names from both past and present, including the legendary Dylan Thomas and the award-winning Rachel Trezise, as well as read all about the chosen author.


Day 23: 'The Last Jumpshot' by Leonora Brito

(Taken from Urban Welsh: New Welsh Short Fiction, 2005)


Leonora Brito was born in Cardiff. She studied law and history at Cardiff University. Her story ‘Dat’s Love’ won her the 1991 Rhys Davies Short Story Competition. She also wrote for radio and television, providing a unique insight into Afro-Caribbean Welsh society, largely unrepresented in Welsh writing until her work appeared. She published one collection of stories, Dat’s Love, in 1995. She died in 2007.


You can download the story in PDF format here. (If download does not start, then right click the link and select 'Save link as'.)


Selected bibliography

Contributed to


Story II (anthology) (Library of Wales, 2014)

Urban Welsh: New Welsh Fiction (Parthian, 2005)


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