Christopher Meredith

Christopher Meredith is the award-winning author of four novels and three collections of poetry and also tranlsates Welsh to English. Prizes include an Eric Gregory Award, the Arts Council of Wales Young Writer Prize and the Fiction Prize for his first novel, Shifts. His second novel, Griffri, was shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award.  His collection of poems, The Meaning of Flight, was long-listed for The Book of the Year Award 2006. His most recent novel is The Book of Idiots (2012). He has given readings all over Britain and Europe as well as in Israel/Palestine and the USA.  Born and brought up in Tredegar, he was a steelworker and a schoolteacher before becoming a professor of creative writing at the University of Glamorgan. He lives in Brecon. His poetry collection Air Histories, was published in 2013, and a collection of six short fictions, titled Brief Lives, was released in 2018.

In April 2021 he is publishing two books simultaneously, a poetry collection Still and short novel Please. 

Find out more on his website: christophermeredit9.wixsite.com/website

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Author Events

Thursday 20th May, 18:00

In this event, Leigh Hendra (The Hours Bookshop & Cafe, Brecon) will chat with renowned Welsh writer, Chris Meredith live on Zoom. Email hello@bleddfacentre.org to register your free place. Chris will be reading from and discussing his new poetry collection Still and novel Please which were released simultaneously in April of this year. Find out more at bleddfacentre.org. Christopher Meredith is a novelist, poet and occasional translator from Welsh into English. Born and brought up in Tredegar, in south Wales, he worked as a steel worker, a teacher and a lecturer before turning his...