Seren’s Authors

Information on all Seren’s authors.
Jaki McCarrick lives in Dundalk and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, gaining a Master of Philosophy Degree, Creative Writing – Distinction. Before this Jaki gained a BA Performing Arts, First Class Honours Degree at Middlesex University. She has also completed an RNT Directors Course, 2001. Jaki...
James A Davies is a former lecturer in English at University of Wales, Swansea. He has written extensively on writing in Wales, particularly on Dylan Thomas.
Dr James Methven teaches the modern end of the English syllabus from somewhere within the Romantics period paper until today. He grew up in Greenock (in Scotland) and Gloucester. He read Classics and English at Brasenose College, Oxford. He was an English teacher, rugby coach, and house master at...
Jane Lovell has been widely published in journals and anthologies. She won the Flambard Prize in 2015 and has been shortlisted for several awards including the Basil Bunting Prize, the Robert Graves Prize and Periplum Book Award. Her work is steeped in natural history, science and folklore but is...
Jasmine Donahaye worked in the publishing sector before joining the English Department at Swansea University, where she is now a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. She was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2017. Her previous books include a biography of Welsh-Jewish author Lily...
Jayne Joso is a British novelist, playwright, writer and artist. Having lived and worked in Japan, China and Kenya she now lives in the UK. She received her first play commission in China. Written to celebrate Children’s Day, the play: China’s Smile, enjoyed a long theatre run and was later...
Jean Earle (1909-2002) lived in Wales for most of her 92 years. Her last collection, The Bed of Memory, was shortlisted for the 2002 Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award. Visiting Light (1987) and Selected Poems (1990) were a Poetry Book Society Choice and Recommendation respectively.
Jean Portante is a lyric poet, and also one who has something to say to an international audience. As a Francophone Luxemburger of Italian descent, his poetry works at the spaces between European cultures and is concerned with themes of identity, politics, language, Europe, the divide between...
Born in the US, Jen Jones is an international authority on all kinds of quilting and has spoken on this popular subject all over the world at quilting and design media outlets. She founded the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, which offers visitors a unique opportunity to see some of the world's...
Professor Jeremy Hooker was born in Hampshire in 1941. He was a lecturer at University College, Aberystwyth, for nineteen years, and is the author of several volumes of poetry, included a selected, A View from the Source. He has recently begun teaching at the University of Glamorgan.