Latvian poet to visit Wales for translation residency

Latvian poet to visit Wales for translation residency

Latvian poet Madara Gruntmane, will visit Wales as part of a translation residency between April 13 - 21 2018.  During the residency, she hopes to translate some of Dylan Thomas’s poetry into Latvian, for the first time, and   As will visit Swansea and Aberystwyth.

Born in Liepāja, ...more

Wales Literature Exchange at the London Book Fair

Wales Literature Exchange will be heading to the London Book Fair, the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels, held on 10 - 12 April 2018.  The Baltic Countries, Estonia, Latvia and ...more

Bookcase Focus Questions: Matthew Francis

Wales Literature Exchange interviewed our Bookcase author Matthew Francis about his writing and his influences.

What first inspired you to be an author and where do your ideas come from?
I was an obsessive reader from an early age. I borrowed books from the library every week, ...more

Matthew Francis shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award

Poet Matthew Francis has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, for The Mabinogi (Faber & Faber). 

The volume is a retelling of the first four stories of the Welsh national epic, The Mabinogi and captures the magic and strangeness of this medieval ...more