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10 minutes with Welsh writer, Fflur Dafydd

Posted on 09/09/2014
By Commonwealth Foundation
“Having that unique perspective of someone who speaks more than one language, and also to be in this kind of absurd situation where your first language is not the majority language of the country, I think that brings a different perspective to everything I write.”
Fflur Dafydd

Fflur DafyddA bilingual writer and musician, Fflur is the author of five novels and a collection of short stories in English and Welsh. Her first English novel Twenty Thousand Saints, an innovative reworking of her own Welsh-language Atyniad, earned her the Emerging Writer of the Year Award at the 2009 Hay Festival. A film version of Fflur’s novel Y Llyfrgell will be released in 2016, written and produced by Fflur herself. She is also a prominent singer-songwriter, and was awarded the title of ‘Female Artist of the Year’ in the BBC Radio Cymru awards in 2010.
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Fflur Dafydd - The White TrailThe White Trail (2011) – Fflur’s most recent publication revitalises the Welsh Arthurian myth of Culhwch and Olwen into a contemporary story of love and revenge.
Fflur Dafydd reads from The White Trail – listen to Fflur read a passage from her work at Somerset House, London.
“Why should we all still be huddled in the same nest?” – read Fflur’s Guardian article on Welsh devolution and the impact it has had on her writing.
Fflur Dafydd – the Welsh writer talks about her work, music, and literary idols for the Book Depository blog.

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