The eleven stories in the Mabinogion come from two medieval Welsh manuscripts, with roots dating back to many centuries earlier. They bring us Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and their own view of the Island of Britain. There is enchantment and shape-shifting, conflict, peacemaking, love and betrayal.
In the New Stories from the Mabinogion series commissioned by Seren, the old tales are at the heart of the new. Each author reinvents a story in their own way: creating fresh, contemporary tales that speak to us as much of our own world as of events long gone.
Titles available in the New Stories from the Mabinogion Series are:
White Ravens by Owen Sheers
The Ninth Wave by Russell Celyn Jones
The Meat Tree by Gwyneth Lewis
The Dreams of Max and Ronnie by Niall Griffiths
The White Trail by Fflur Dafydd
The Prince's Pen by Horatio Clare
See How They Run by Lloyd Jones
Bird, Blood, Snow by Cynan Jones
“It is hard to take on the giants of the past without being felled by them, but Celyn Jones and Sheers have done justice to the Mabinogion, and to themselves.” The Times
"Seren's series of new stories inspired by the Mabinogion may be the greatest service to the Welsh national epic since Lady Charlotte Guest published her translation of the medieval folk tales in the mid-19th century." The Guardian 2010