Your challenge today is to name some Welsh authors
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 authors come 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.
Want to discover a Welsh author?
Welsh authors: Where to begin
If you’re looking for ideas or inspiration take a look at my “80 books from Wales” list. They are not necessarily the best of Welsh writing but is a selection that gives a good representation of authors, past and present, and a variety of genres.
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Get To Know Welsh Authors
I’ve been interviewing authors who live and work in Wales for a series called Cwtch Corner (the word Cwtch is one used in Wales to mean a cuddle or a cosy corner). Click the link to find all the interviews.
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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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