Culture Series Talk | Author Richard Gwyn On Writing | Postponed

Richard Gwyn | On Writing | Postponed

The event has been postponed  - new date will be announced soon.

Richard Gwyn will be featuring on Radio 4 on 18th June, being interviewed by Sandy Toksvig on “Excess Baggage”.



Richard Gwyn grew up in Crickhowell, Breconshire. He studied anthropology at the LSE, and then spent many years in reckless travel. He returned to Wales in the 1990s to take a PhD at Cardiff University, where he currently directs the Creative Writing MA programme. He is the author of two novels, The Colour of a Dog Running Away and Deep Hanging Out, and six collections of poetry, the most recent being Sad Giraffe Café (Arc, 2010).

In addition he has written many articles and essays and reviews new fiction for The Independent. He has translated poetry and fiction from Spanish and Catalan, and his own writings have appeared in many languages.

The Colour of a Dog Running Away - By Speaker Richard Gwyn

By Speaker Richard Gwyn

 By Speaker Richard Gwyn

By Speaker Richard Gwyn

Richard Gwyn : On Writing

Richard Gwyn : On Writing











A memoir, The Vagabond’s Breakfast, will be published in May 2011:

Blake s Proverbs of Heaven and Hell tells us that the road of excess leads to the gates of the palace of wisdom. He doesn t mention the damage – self-inflicted or random – along the way. Richard Gwyn s memoir his own down-and-out vagabondage around the Mediterranean rectifies these lacunae and takes us on a terrifying, funny, and erudite journey through alcoholism, insomnia, and liver disease to a redemptive and self-accepting wisdom. It s one hell of a good read. –Des Barry

His website can be found at


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