I am very much looking forward to being part of this event. At 2pm, Sunday, 6 October, I will be in conversation with Gwen Davies, editor of the New Welsh Review. We will be discussing my book, ‘The Significance of Swans’, which came second in the New Welsh Writing Awards, as well as other Wales-sourced dystopias in general. Tickets and more information available at: https://cricklitfest.co.uk/event/rhiannon-lewis-gwen-davies-dystopias-of-wales/
Diolch i WHSmith Aberteifi am y croeso cynnes, ac i bawb alwodd mewn heddi. Wedi cwrdd â nifer o bobl diddorol, ac wedi gwerthu llyfrau i bobl mor bell i ffwrdd a Kent a Denmark!
Thank you to WHSmith Cardigan for the warm welcome, and to everyone who called in today. I met lots of interesting people and sold some books to people from as far away as Kent and Denmark!
WH Smith Aberteifi/Cardigan
Gwener 26 Gorffennaf 2019
Bydd Rhiannon Lewis yn arwyddo copïau o My Beautiful Imperial yn WH Smith Aberteifi, rhwng 10 – 4yh. Cafodd y nofel ei hargymell gan y Walter Scott Prize Academy yn 2018. Galwch mewn i ddweud helo a chael sgwrs.
Friday 26 July 2019
Rhiannon Lewis will be signing copies of My Beautiful Imperial at WH Smith Cardigan, between 10 – 4pm. The book was listed by the Walter Scott Prize Academy as one of its recommended books for 2018. Call in to say hello.
Rhiannon Lewis and Gwen Davies
Dystopias of Wales,
2pm , 6 October 2019. The Parish Hall, Crickhowell Literature Festival.
In 2015, Cardiff-Cornish musician Gwenno Saunders won the Welsh Music Prize with an album inspired by Owain Owain’s 1976 Welsh-language dystopian novel, Y Dydd Olaf , from which her record takes its name. In 2018, Lloyd Markham was a Betty Trask award-winner for his Wales-set book of drugs, friendship and alien abduction, Bad Ideas\Chemicals, and his book went on the following year to win the New Welsh Readers’ Poll for the best ever dystopian novella published in English. This summer, Rhiannon Lewis won second place in the New Welsh Writing Awards Aberystwyth University Prize for a Dystopian novella, with her book The Significance of Swans, about mass disappearances, parallel realities and a violent intruder.
Gwen Davies talks to Rhiannon Lewis about her own evocative dystopia, Wales-sourced dystopias in general, explores how an author can combine the known and unknown, the intimate and places on the furthest reaches of our imagination, and asks what are those issues that cause most public anxiety today and how are fiction writers responding to them.
Gwen Davies has been editor of New Welsh Review since 2011 and a co-judge for the New Welsh Writing Awards since their inauguration in 2015. She has worked as creative editor at publishers including Parthian, founded the imprints Alcemi and New Welsh Rarebyte Her latest published translation is The Jeweller by Caryl Lewis.
Rhiannon Lewis’s debut novel, My Beautiful Imperial, was published in December 2017. In March 2018, it was listed by the Walter Scott Prize Academy as one of its ‘recommended’ historical novels. Rhiannon has also had success with short stories, including the Bristol Prize, 2018, Hammond House International Short Story Prize, 2017 and Frome Festival Prize, 2017 which she won.
Thank you to the New Welsh Writing Awards for awarding 2nd prize to 'The Significance of Swans', in the Aberystwyth Prize for dystopian novella. Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors, and in particular the winners, JL George (Aberystwyth Prize) and Peter Goulding (winner of the Rheidol Prize).
Diolch i'r New Welsh Writing Awards am osod 'The Significance of Swans' yn ail yng nghystadleuaeth Gwobr Aberystwyth ar gyfer nofel fer dystopaidd. Llongyfarchiadau i'r awduron eraill ar y rhestr fer, yn arbennig yr ennillwyr, JL George (Aberystwyth Prize) a Peter Goulding (ennillydd y Rheidol Prize).
For more information about the award, click here
We had a great evening at the Embassy of Chile, celebrating the launch of ‘Mi Querido Imperial’. Here are some photos to give a flavour of the evening.
Launch Date - Mi Querido Imperial
The launch of Mi Querido Imperial will take place between 6-8pm, on Thursday, 16 May 2019 at the Embassy of Chile, 37-41 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9JA.
We would love to see you there. If you would like to attend, please get in touch with Sophie or Jorge at Victorina Press: firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be a bilingual event in Spanish/English, with some Welsh thrown in! However, the readings will all be in Spanish.
Newyddion da neithiwr fod y nofel fer, The Significance of Swans, wedi cyrraedd rhestr fer y New Welsh Writing Awards.
Good news last night. My novella, The Significance of Swans has reached the shortlist for the New Welsh Writing Awards.
Gallwch ddarllen mwy am gystadleuaeth fan hyn:
Read more about the competition here:
Noswaith hwylus iawn Nos Iau diwethaf yn y Grosvenor, Aberteifi, yn trafod mordaith y brig 'Albion' gyda'r hanesydd, Len Davies. Diolch i bawb ddaeth, a diolch i Ann Stokoe am drefnu.
A great evening last Thursday evening at the Grosvenor, Cardigan, discussing the brig 'Albion' with the historian, Len Davies. Thank you to everyone who came, and to Ann Stokoe for arranging.
Ar y diwrnod hwn, sef 9 Ebrill, 1819, roedd yna gwrdd gweddi ar lannau'r Teifi. Roedd Capten Llewelyn Davies yn paratoi ar gyfer mordaith hir y brig 'Albion' i New Brunswick, Nova Scotia. Rhwng 13 - 23 Ebrill, bydd Cymdeithas Aberteifi yn dathlu dau-ganmlwyddiant mordaith yr allfudwyr o Aberteifi. Gallwch ddod o hyd i amserlen y dathliadau ar y dudalen yma
On this day, 9 April, 1819, a prayer meeting took place on the banks of the river Teifi, Cardigan. Captain Llewelyn Davies was preparing for the long voyage of the brig 'Albion' to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia. Between 13 - 23 April, Aberteifi Society will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the emigrants' voyage from Cardigan. You can find the full programme of talks and celebrations here
Wedi cael sgwrs ddifyr iawn gyda Dei Tomos ar BBC Radio Cymru, Nos Sul, 31 Mawrth, yn trafod 'My Beautiful Imperial'. Dyma linc i’r rhaglen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0003sl3
I very much enjoyed a conversation with Dei Tomos on BBC Radio Cymru, discussing 'My Beautiful Imperial'. A Welsh language programme. Here is a link to the programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0003sl3
At the London Book Fair yesterday and meeting up with Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes (founder and director of Victorina Press), Sophie and Jorge. The Victorina Press stand was part of the Independent Publishers Guild section. Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes is phenomenally supportive of new writers, and deserves high praise for publishing so many fresh voices, all within the space of a year.
Mi Querido Imperial by Rhiannon Lewis
February 13, 2019
At the beginning of 2018 Anglo Chilean Society member, Rhiannon Lewis, enjoyed success with her novel “My Beautiful Imperial”, launched at the Chilean Embassy in 2017 under Ambassador Rolando Drago’s time. The novel was chosen by the Walter Scott Prize Academy for its list of books to read.
Today we are pleased to announce that, My Beautiful Imperial, has now been published in Spanish as Mi Querido Imperial.
Mi Querido Imperial tells the story of a Welsh sea captain who finds himself embroiled in the turbulence of the 1891 Chilean Civil War. Based in true facts and written by his great-great niece, Rhiannon Lewis.
See the original post here.
The Spanish edition of My Beautiful Imperial, Mi Querido Imperial, has now been published. The novel has been translated by Guisela Parra-Molina, a Chilean translator. A launch will be organised soon. Watch this space for dates.
Thank you Ted Stanley, Billboard TV and David Wrightam for this great review of 'My Beautiful Imperial'
Lovely review in Waterstones today. Adolygiad da yn Waterstones heddiw.