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    On these pages you will find all the author interviews which have appeared on AmeriCymru and its satellite sites since 2008. Due to the intricacies of the site migration process, dates here may not accurately reflect the date of publication on the original site.


    Back to Welsh Literature page > Read our 2016 interview with author Mari Griffith here AmeriCymru: Hi Mari, it's been a while since we last interviewed you on the site and you have an exciting announcement to make, yes? Mari: Yes, to both parts of that question, Ceri. You last interviewed me on the web site in August of last year, on the publication of my second novel The Witch of Eye. But the reason why I have an exciting announcement has more to do with my very first novel, Root of the Tudor Rose. When you interviewed me about that one, I told you that I was committed to...

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    Read our 2013 interview with author Delphine Richards here AmeriCymru: Hi Delphine and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Care to introduce your latest novel 'The Truth About Eggs' for our readers? Delphine: The Truth About Eggs is a kind of 'follow-up' to Blessed Are The Cracked, in that it features some of the same characters and is set in the same fictional Welsh village in a farming community. Having said that, the era is a few years prior to Tegwyn Prydderch's retirement, so a slight backward transition for readers. Unlike Blessed, The Truth About Eggs is a full length...

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    NIGEL JARRETT AmeriCymru speaks to Welsh author Nigel Jarrett about his work and future plans. For a review of Nigel's latest novel 'Slowly Burning' go here. "Nigel Jarrett is a freelance writer and music critic. He’s written poetry, essays and short stories for such journals as the Observer magazine, London Magazine, Planet, Agenda, Poetry Wales and Poetry Ireland, and many others of dim provenance and solemn obscurity. He is a winner of the Rhys Davies Award for short fiction, and the 2016 inaugural Templar Shorts prize.. A collection of his stories, Funderland, was published in...

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    An Interview With Author Meurig Williams Meurig was born and raised in Wales, and attended Oxford University in England where he received BA (first-class honors), MA and DPhil degrees in chemistry. As part of what was then referred to as the “brain drain”, he accepted a post-doctoral position at the University of California, Berkeley and became an American citizen. He is the holder of 15 US patents, and his multidisciplinary interests have resulted in publications in a wide range of journals across chemistry and physics. In retirement, he has continued the research he initiated at the...

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > Read our review of 'Anywhere Out Of The World' here Alan Bilton is the author of two novels, The Known and Unknown Sea (2014), variously compared to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 1902 movie, A Trip to the Moon, and Dante’s Inferno, and The Sleepwalkers’ Ball (2009) which one critic described as “Franz Kafka meets Mary Poppins”. As a writer, he is obviously a hard man to pin down. He is also the author of books on Silent Film Comedy, Contemporary Fiction, and America in the 1920s. He teaches Creative Writing, Contemporary Literature, and Film...

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    ALAN BILTON ON AMAZON Recorded at the book launch event at the Dylan Thomas Center, Swansea on March 13th 2014.

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    Read our 2015 interview with author Mari Griffith here AmeriCymru spoke with Mari Griffith author of 'The Witch of Eye' BUY THE BOOK HERE"Eleanor Cobham, the beautiful but unpopular Duchess of Gloucester, is proud of her hard-won status among the English aristocracy.  She has used every trick in the book to entrap her royal husband, Humphrey of Gloucester, uncle to King Henry VI who is unmarried and childless...."  read more here A PROMISE KEPT! AmeriCymru: A year or so ago, when we interviewed Mari Griffith on the publication of her debut novel 'Root of the Tudor Rose', she...

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > Tracy Prince. Scholar in Residence at the Portland Center for Public Humanities "The author of Portland''s Goose Hollow (2011) and Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity (2012), Dr. Tracy Prince is also a featured speaker for Oregon Humanities in the Conversation Project program and travels throughout Oregon presenting "Uniquely Oregon: Native American Art of Oregon." Dr. Prince has spent her career teaching and writing about race, gender, and social equity issues. She uncovers forgotten or overlooked historical...

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > Review of 'Snowdon: The Story Of A Welsh Mountain' From the Wikipedia:- "Born Ernest James Perrin in Manchester, he has lived in Wales, England and France on occasions, from where he contributed to the Guardian Country Diary. Before turning to writing, he worked in Cwm pennant as a shepherd.  As a writer, he has made regular contributions to a number of newspapers and climbing magazines. As a climber, he has developed new routes, as well as making solo ascents of a number of established routes." AmeriCymru spoke to Jim about his new book Snowdon:...

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > Here we present two interviews with Welsh writer Bernard Knight.( Bernard Knight on the Wikipedia ) The first appeared on the AmeriCymru blog in March 2012 and the second on our Magazine site in April 2012 after we polled members on the AmeriCymru social site for questions they would like to put to Bernard Knight. AmeriCymru Interview With Bernard Knight 4/17/12 ..... ..... AmeriCymru Interview With Bernard Knight 3/12/12 ..... AmeriCymru: Hi, Bernard, and many thanks for agreeing to talk to AmeriCymru. In the course of a distinguished...

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > Buy 'Prichard's Nose' here AmeriCymru spoke to Welsh author Sam Adams about his first novel Prichard''s Nose which  tells the tale of a man who lost his nose in strange circumstances. Sam Adams comes from Gilfach Goch, Glamorgan and is a former editor of Poetry Wales and a former chairman of the English-language section of Yr Academi Gymreig. He edited the Collected Poems and Collected Stories of Roland Mathias, is the author of three monographs in the ‘Writers of Wales’ series and is a frequent contributor of poems, criticism and essays to a number...

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > J. D. Davies is a Welsh author and historian. Born in Llanelli, south-west Wales, he has written a number of factual books on the subject of 17th century naval history. He is also the author of a series of naval fiction adventures featuring Captain Matthew Quinton set in the reign of Charles II during the Anglo-Dutch Wars. AmeriCymru spoke to David about his latest book Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of Wales. ..... AmeriCymru:  Hi David and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. What can you tell us about your recent book Britannia's...

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > Brendan Gerad O’Brien. was born in Tralee, on the west coast of Ireland and now lives in Wales with his wife Jennifer and daughters Shelly and Sarah. As a child he spent his summer holidays in Listowel, Co Kerry, where his uncle Moss Scanlon had a Harnessmaker’s shop. Dark September is his first thriller. AmeriCymru spoke to Brendan about his writing and future plans. ... AmeriCymru: Hi Brendan and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. How would you describe 'Dark September'?Brendan: Dark September is a fast paced alternate history thriller...

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > Brian John will need no introduction to many of our readers. His popular Angel Mountain Saga of eight novels set in Pembrokeshire featuring Mistress Martha Morgan has sold more than 75,000 copies worldwide. The novels are set in the rough landscape around the mountain of Carningli in Pembrokeshire, "which is now the scene of considerable "literary tourism" as fans of the series visit Martha Morgan Country." AmeriCymru spoke to Brian about his latest novel 'Acts of God', a cold war thriller set in the 'Arctic Riviera' of East Greenland. ...... .........

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    Back to Welsh Literature page > AmeriCymru spoke to Welsh horror writer Mark Howard Jones about his first book as editor,  Cthulhu Cymraeg. Mark was born on the 26th anniversary of Lovecraft's death. His first published novella The Garden Of Doubt On The Island Of Shadows (2006) was praised Ray Bradbury, among others. Mark has published two other collections of dark fiction:- Songs From Spider Street (2010) and Brightest Black (2013). ...... AmeriCymru: Hi Mark and many thanks for agreeing to be interviewed by AmeriCymru? You are the driving force behind the collection of Welsh...

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    READ THE WINNING ENTRY HERE DREAMING OF HOME David LloydAmeriCymru: Hi David and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. I think it would be fair to say that you are an American writer with an intimate connection to Wales. Care to tell us a little about your Welsh background?David: My father was born and grew up in Corris, near Machynlleth, and my mother in Pontrhydyfen, near Port Talbot - Welsh speaking, chapel-centered villages in those days, with Corris being all about slate and Pontrhydyfen depending on coal mining. They met in Aberystwyth, where my mother was a university student...

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    Robert Llewellyn Tyler was horn in Newport, Wales. He received his BA from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, his MA from the Unversity of Pittsburgh, and his PhD from the University of Melbourne. He has taught in Japan and Argentina, and at universities in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. For the academic year 2009-2010, he was the Fulbright Professor at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri. He has been widely published and continues to research Welsh communities overseas. AmeriCymru spoke to Robert about his latest book Wales And The American Dream AmeriCymru: Hi Robert...

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    ,,, As a follow up to our recent announcement that Lesley Coburn will be contributing a story to Issue 2 of eto we are pleased today to present an interview with the author. Lesley Coburn is a writer from the Rhondda in south Wales and ''Filling Space'' was originally self published in 2006. Lesley Coburn is also the daughter of one of Wales most outstanding 20th century writers - Ron Berry ... ... AmeriCymru: Hi Lesley and many thanks for agreeing to be interviewed by AmeriCymru. How long have you been writing? Did your fathers example influence you in any way? Lesley: Hi, Ceri,...

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    David Thorpe has twin careers in writing and environmentalism. He is a novelist, non-fiction author, journalist, scriptwriter and comics writer, and the winner of a HarperCollins contest to find a major new children’s writer with his novel for young adults, Hybrids (‘A stunningly clever novel’– The Times). He has written and been the commissioning editor of many comics and graphic novels for publishers such as Marvel, HarperCollins, Titan Books and Macdonald-Futura. He is a co-founder of the London Screenwriters Workshop and co-author of the Doc Chaos comics series and TV scripts. Find...

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    Tony Kendrew is an American poet of Welsh ancestry. In September 2012 he started an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. The campus for the course is in the small town of Lampeter, site of the third oldest institute of higher education in Britain - after Oxford and Cambridge. AmeriCymru spoke to Tony about his work and future plans. Visit Tony Kendrew's website here Feathers Scattered in the Wind draws together reflections on the people and places of Northern California and Wales. Care to introduce the collection for our readers? Tony: I would love to....

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