Grahame Davies

Grahame Davies is a poet, novelist, editor and literary critic, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. He is the author of 17 books in Welsh and English, including: The Chosen People, a study of the relationship of the Welsh and Jewish peoples; The Dragon and the Crescent, a study of Wales and Islam; a novel, Everything Must Change, based on the life of the French philosopher Simone Weil, and the popular work of psychogeography, Real Wrexham. His is a native of Coedpoeth near Wrexham but is now based in Cardiff and London. He travels internationally as a reader and lecturer, carries out many high-profile poetry commissions, and is a much sought-after lyricist for classical composers. His poetry has been translated into many languages and is widely anthologised. His new book Real Cambridge is available to pre-order now.


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Author Events

Monday 24th May, 18:30

The Cymmrodorion have pleasure in inviting you to an online lecture by Grahame Davies, 'The Dragon and the Crescent: Nine centuries of Welsh encounters with Islam'.  Grahame examines a story of contact, coexistence and conflict between Wales and Islam across nine centuries of literature.  Drawing on the research for his book The Dragon and the Crescent (Seren 2011), he surveys writings by Welsh authors in both languages. Taking in a range of literature —from the Crusades to the present day — he provides a comprehensive literary commentary on social and cultural change. By means of memoirs,...