Literature from Wales

Literature from Wales

Writing 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?

Take a look at the “86 books from Wales” page  or the Good reads from Wales page for ideas.

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.

  1. Yay, I’m pleased to see I’ve read one of these titles, (The Elected Member) and also one of the authors (Sarah Waters). In fact I’ve just finished another one of hers and am trying to work out how to write the review…
    I’m sure I’ve read more Welsh authors than that, but *blush* I haven’t been tracking them separately, just all together with the Scots and the Poms under ‘Britain’. I might get round to fixing that one day, but my current ‘blog improvement’ project is to identify the settings of all the novels I’ve read, and it’s taking forever so I’m not starting anything new till that’s finished!

    • That sounds like a tough project given the number of books you’ve read. The results will be interesting though – probably find some trends there

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