Richard Gwyn

Richard Gwyn grew up in Breconshire and studied at the LSE. He spent ten years travelling on and around the Mediterranean, much of it recorded in his award-winning memoir, The Vagabond’s Breakfast. He is the author of three previous collections of poetry and three novels. Both his fiction and poetry are widely translated. In recent years he has travelled extensively in Latin America, resulting in the publication of The Other Tiger, his translations of recent Spanish American poetry (Seren, 2016). He is Professor of Creative Writing at Cardiff University and is the author of Ricardo Blanco’s Blog


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Author Events

Sunday 10th March, 14:15
St Andrews

Don’t miss the final Border Crossings session of this festival, in which two poets draw from a wide range of influences. Richard Gwyn is a poet and translator whose most recent collection, Stowaway: A Levantine Adventure (Seren 2018) centres around an unnamed protagonist, a kind of anti-Ulysses, and this character’s journeys around the eastern Mediterranean. Richard will be reading alongside Arne Rautenberg, an award-winning German poet translated into English by Ken Cockburn. Arne’s playful work ranges from concrete poetry to writing for children through to exuberant and experimental sound...