Gary Raymond is a novelist, critic, editor and broadcaster. His third novel, Angels of Cairo, was published in the UK in June 2021, and is selected to our 2021 Bookcase. He is the presenter of The Review Show for BBC Radio Wales and is editor of Wales Arts Review. He is the author of three novels, The Golden Orphans (2018), For Those Who Come After (2015), and Angels of Cairo. He has also written one non-fiction title, How Love Actually Ruined Christmas (2020).
He has edited a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, from short story anthologies to political memoir. In 2019, he edited Renegade Wales: 13 Short Stories from New Voices in Welsh Fiction for Bee Books of Kolkata, India. As a critic, he has been seen in the pages of The Guardian and can be heard on BBC Radio Four’s Front Row and Radio 3’s Sunday Morning Show. In the last ten years he has written about film, music, theatre, dance, literature and politics. He is also writer and presenter of BBC radio documentaries How Tom Jones Conquered America (2020) and How Great Was How Green Was My Valley (2021).
His novel, The Golden Orphans (Parthian, 2018), was chosen to our 2018 Bookcase, and Gary attended the launch of the Arabic translation of this novel in Cairo Book Fair in Janurary 2020. The novel has also been translated into Turkish by Yeni Insan Publishing House.