Seren’s Authors

Information on all Seren’s authors.
M. Wynn Thomas is Professor of English at University of Wales, Swansea and an indefatigable promoter of Welsh writing in both languages. In addition to publishing books on many authors and aspects of writing in Wales, he is also an expert on Walt Whitman.
Maggie Harris is originally from Guyana and lived in Kent until 2006 when she moved to Wales. She performs her work frequently at various venues. A poet, prose writer and memoirist, she won the Guyana Prize for Literature for her first collection, Limbolands, 2000, and was Regional Winner of The...
Mara Bergman’s poems have appeared widely in such magazines as Ambit, The North, The Rialto, Poetry Review, Stand and many others, as well as in anthologies. Born in New York City,  she grew up on Long Island and now lives in Kent. Mara works in London as an editor of teenage fiction and also...
Margaret Lewis was born in Northern Ireland and educated at the Universities of Alberta, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne. She is a writer and a contributor to public relations at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In addition to her short stories broadcast on the radio and published in...
Margaret Wyles was born in the industrial valleys of south Wales but brought up in the rural west of the country. Having spent much of her life in England she now lives in southern France with her husband, the artist Walter Wyles, and her family.
Margiad Evans (1909-1958) was born in Uxbridge, London and moved to Ross on Wye in 1920. She was the author of four novels, Country Dance, The Wooden Doctor, Turf or Stone and Creed. Her short stories, a genre which includes some of her finest writing, were collected in the volume The Old and the...
Maria Donovan is a native of Dorset and has strong connections with Wales and Holland. Past career choices include training as a nurse in the Netherlands, busking with music and fire around Europe and nine years as a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. Among her...
Marianne Burton studied law at Oxford and qualified as a solicitor. She worked in The City specializing in advising Friendly Societies, and as a director on the board of a pharmaceutical company. She has a first class degree in Literature from the Open University and a Creative Writing MA from...
Mario Basini is a journalist and columnist with the Western Mail. He writes and broadcasts on a wide range of subjects and has presented programmes on BBC Wales, BBC Radio Wales and Radio 5 .
Mark Ryan (1959 - 2011) first came to fame is a British guitarist who played in various punk bands during the late 1970s, including Adam and the Ants. He later turned his interest in performance to the theatre and began a successful career as a writer for the stage, based in Cardiff. The author of...