Literature from Wales
Your challenge today is to name an author from Wales.
Dylan Thomas, you say?
Well done. He’s probably Wales’ most famous writer. So maybe not surprising you thought of him first.
But is that it? No other Welsh author comes to mind?
How about Sarah Waters? Or Cynan Jones? Or Owen Sheers?
It might surprise you to find that these authors are part of the rich literary tradition of Wales.
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about authors from Wales, this page is a good place to begin. It’s a signpost to content on this blog that relates to fiction from Wales.
What are the best novels from Wales to read?
Is there such a thing as ” The Great Welsh Novel?” Read some opinions here
Want to discover a Welsh author?
These lists will get you off to a good start.
In the article A Secret Literary Giant from Wales you can also discover an author whose name sadly isn’t as well know as it deserves to be.
- An interview with Editor and publisher Caroline Oakley of Honno Press in which she considers whether literary prizes are important. Caroline’s interview is available here.
Want to know more about Welsh authors?
Visit Cwtch Corner to get to know some of the authors living and working in Wales.