Rhiannon Hooson

Rhiannon Hooson was born in Mid Wales in 1979, where she lived until moving to the north of England in 1998. She studied and later taught at Lancaster University, where she was awarded first an MA in Creative Writing (with Distinction), then a PhD in Poetry. Her first pamphlet, This Reckless Beauty, was published in 2004, and in 2008 she received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. Her work has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. She now lives in the Welsh marches after time spent living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Rhiannon’s debut collection, The Other City, was published in 2016 by Seren.

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Author Events

Monday 27th May, 20:30
Hay-on-Wye

Seren throws a poetry party at the Hay Festival featuring four new collections from supremely talented poets. Costa Award-winning Jonathan Edwards reads from Gen, a book of sharp yet beautifully warm and humane poems. Catherine Fisher’s  first collection in twenty years The Bramble King, includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop – and a clockwork crow.  Rhiannon Hooson’s beautifully resonant first collection The Other City was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Elizabeth Parker’s In Her Shambles is a fantastic debut of spikey,...