Fflur Dafydd talks islands, librarians and locusts

Posted on 1 August 2011

Writer Fflur Dafydd

Monday 1 Awst at 12.45pm – Catrin Beard will be joined onstage by Fflur Dafydd, the award winning novelist, singer-songwriter and musician. Fflur will be talking about ‘Islands, librarians and locusts – images of Wales’.

Fflur first came to prominence after winning the Literature Medal at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in 1999 while still a student of English at Aberystwyth, an award which led to publishing her critically-appraised collection of stories and poems, “Y Gwir Am Gelwydd” (“The Truth About Lies”) at the age of 20.

Having gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, a PhD on the poetry of R.S. Thomas from the University of Wales, she then continued to work in several mediums, writing for stage, screen and radio before settling on her preferred medium of fiction. Her first novel Lliwiau Liw Nos (Colours by Night, Y Lolfa) was published in 2005 while her second novel Atyniad (Attraction, Y Lolfa) was awarded the prestigious prose medal at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2006. She published her first English novel, Twenty Thousand Saints, with Alcemi Press in Autumn 2008.

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