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Dylan Moore

Driving Home Both Ways

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Over more than a decade, Dylan Moore has written with verve, insight and warm humour about places.

Life’s journey takes the author from winding roads in rural Wales via bull runs in the Basque Country to the mangrove swamps of the Gulf of Guinea; from smalltown stations in Slovenia to the gates of Auschwitz; from bookshops in Venice and San Francisco to literary festivals on the Keralan coast; from football terraces in Cardiff to street protests in Mexico City. Along the way, we meet refugees from Kurdistan and Venezuela, recovering addicts from Bosnia, writers, artists, flamenco dancers, activists, and desert tribesmen singing the songs of Manu Chao.

Driving Home Both Ways is part essay collection, part travelogue through life – it offers fresh reflections on the changing nature of the local and the global, epiphanies of tribe and faith, and is underscored always by the enduring allure of elsewhere and the constant pull of home.

Dylan Moore is a writer, teacher, and editor of the Institute of Welsh Affairs’ magazine, the Welsh agenda. He serves on the committee of Wales PEN Cymru and is the Hay Festival Creative Wales International Fellow 2018/19. He lives with his family in Newport.