Jonathan Edwards Author

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards was born and brought up in Crosskeys, south Wales. He has an MA in Writing from the University of Warwick, has written speeches for the Welsh Assembly Government and journalism for The Big Issue Cymru, and currently works as an English teacher. He won the Terry Hetherington Award in 2010, was awarded a Literature Wales new writer’s bursary in 2011, and in 2012 won prizes in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and the Basil Bunting Award. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Poetry Review, The North, Poetry Wales and New Welsh Review.

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Author Events

Sunday 22nd April, 17:00
Cheltenham

Jonathan Edwards’ Costa Prize winning collection My Family and Other Superheroes  (Seren 2014) was described as ‘joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think’ by the Costa Prize judges.  Jonathan shares life-affirming poems featuring a motley crew of heroes.  Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun and a recalcitrant hippo all leap from these pages and jostle for position. With a voice which fuses pop culture references and surrealism, Jonathan’s work is dazzlingly inventive and highly entertaining. Jonathan is joined by...

Sunday 22nd April, 17:00
Cheltenham

Jonathan Edwards’ will be reading from his Costa Prize winning collection My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014) which was described as ‘joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think’ by the Costa Prize judges. With a voice which fuses pop culture references and surrealism, Jonathan’s work is dazzlingly inventive and highly entertaining. He will be joined by Gloucestershire-based writer Cathy Baker – a poet who has been praised for the haunting musicality and rich lyricism of her work. Tickets: £5.00 - £7.00. For further information and to book visit the...