Seren’s Authors

Information on all Seren’s authors.
Born in Sussex in 1987, Barney Norris, an award-winning playwright, poet and essayist, grew up in Salisbury. He achieved a BA from Keble College, Oxford and an MA from Royal Holloway, University of London. After university, he founded the touring theatre company Up in Arms with Alice Hamilton. His...
Barry Needle was born in Port Talbot, south Wales. He has worked in a steelworks and in parcel distribution, and now lives in Llanelli. Once a motorcycle racer, he spends his spare time expanding his portfolio of photographs of the south Wales landscape. The River Wye is his first book.
Barry Plummer is an independent researcher of Welsh art. He was awarded a doctorate in 2006 from the University of Wales for his thesis on the life and work of Evan Walters.He has a degree in Visual Art and studied the history of art as a post- graduate at the Courtauld Institute. Between 1999 and...
Ben Wilkinson was born in the English Midlands and now lives in Sheffield, Yorkshire. His poems, criticism and journalism regularly appear in national publications including The Guardian, The Poetry Review, The New Statesman, The Spectator, and the TLS. In 2014 he won both a Northern Writers' Award...
Bethany W Pope is an LBA winning author, and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Awards, the Cinnamon Press Novel competition, and the Ink, Sweat and Tears poetry commission, with many other prize listings for prose and poetry. She received her PhD from Aberystwyth University’s Creative Writing...
Painter and writer Brenda Chamberlain ( 1912-1971) lived on the island of Bardsey from 1947-1961, during the last days of its hardy community. The combination of Bardsey, site of ancient Christian pilgrimage, wild and dangerous landscape, and Chamberlain, Royal Academy trained artist, resulted in a...
Bruce Cardwell is a practising folk musician, playing flute, Cittern, Guitar, Whistle, Uilleann Pipes and Northumbrian Smallpipes. He has appeared in Wales, Britain, Ireland and Europe. His extensive experience and musicianship gives him an invaluable personal insight into lives of his fellow...
Bryan Aspden (1933-1999) was born in Blackburn but lived for many years in Conwy where he worked in local government and learned Welsh. The author of two collections of poetry, his first, News of the Changes (1984) was the winner of the Welsh Arts Council's first New Poets Competition.
Bryony Littlefair studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of York. She’s had all sorts of jobs – from cupcake baker to Editorial Assistant to dementia support worker. She currently works at the Abbey Community Centre in Kilburn and focuses on work with older people. She is also...
Candy Neubert now lives in Cornwall but maintains strong ties with South Africa where she lived from 1990 - 1996. South Africa much influenced her writing and was where she was first published. She has received numerous literary awards, including the Bridport Prize and the most recent from Kagiso...