Event 473

Tony Bianchi, Alys Conran, Wiliam Owen Roberts and Sian Northey talk to Lleucu Siencyn

Which Language First?

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Tony Bianchi won the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod last summer for his novel Dwy Farwolaeth Endaf Rowlands! He was brought up in Tyneside speaking only Geordie English. Alys Conran is from north Wales; her first novel Pigeon is in English and published simultaneously in Welsh. Wil Roberts is almost a monoglot Welshman; his prize-winning novels Petrograd and Paris are set in revolutionary Russia and France and are being translated into English with a Pen England Award. Welsh fiction in English and Welsh is in flux; Lleucu Siencyn from Literature Wales asks why and how.

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