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Blue Plaque, Library of Wales, Llanelli, William Glynne-Jones -

The life and work of a man described as "the forgotten genius of Welsh literature” is being commemorated with the unveiling of a blue plaque at his home in the town. William Glynne-Jones's novels and short stories are being increasingly appreciated, not least with the re- publication of two of his novels in the prestigious Library of Wales series. William Glynne-Jones was the author of four major novel and twelve books for children as well as contributing to some fifty magazines such as Esquire in the United States and Strand magazine in the UK. He was awarded the Rockefeller Foundation...

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International Women's Day, IWD2021, Library of Wales, Women -

This #InternationalWomensDay, we thought we’d shine a light on one of Wales’ finest women writers who, despite a relatively short career and untimely passing, produced some of the most important and memorable short fiction of the 20th century in Wales.

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Art, Brenda Chamberlain, Greece, Library of Wales, Poetry, Ydra -

The writer and artist Brenda Chamberlain lived on the Greek islands during the 1960s. This week, the writer and traveller Brenda Squires visited Ydra and helped with Parthian’s international distribution by calling into the bookshop and newsagents on Odoz N. Votsi street just up from the harbour with a few copies of Brenda Chamberlain’s memoir of island life A Rope of Vines: A Journal from a Greek Island, first published in 1965, now republished in the Library of Wales series. Brenda Squires, also an artist, has been working on a series of paintings of contemporary island life in her journal of...

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GCSE, Library of Wales, Poetry, Teaching -

The Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) recently chose 15 poems from The Library of Wales anthology, Poetry: 1900 - 2000 for the 2020 GCSE in English Literature component on Welsh Writing in English. This exciting news was shared on Swansea University website where Teachers can also find resources on each of the poems.

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Library of Wales, news, raymond williams, Translation, Working Class -

The monumental Welsh classic Border Country by Raymond Williams has been translated into Italian for the first time. We're thrilled to see Welsh literature cross borders like that!

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