Author of the Month
In celebration of Wales’ Year of Legends, we are shining the spotlight on one of our legendary Welsh authors each month.
Legend of the Month, March: Dannie Abse
March’s Legend of the Month is Dannie Abse (1923-2014). A poet, novelist and playwright, Abse was also a doctor for over thirty years, specialising at a chest clinic. His literary career spanned half a century: the first of his fourteen collections of poetry, After Every Green Thing, was published in 1948, and his latest appeared in 2013.
Dannie Abse’s Seren titles include Welsh Retrospective, which collects his poems about Wales and the Cardiff of his childhood; the Seren Classics edition of his autobiographical novel There Was a Young Man from Cardiff; the prize-winning plays of The View from Row G: Three Plays; and Intermittent Journals, Abse’s follow-up to Journals from the Ant-Heap.