Hay Player

Rhidian Brook, James Hawes, Catherine Merriman, Adrian Mourby

Writes of Passage

Hay Festival 1996, 
Four outstanding Welsh writers discuss their work. Brook's The Testimoney of Taliesin Jones is a beautiful, "humorous and poetic" (Literary Review) evocation of the passage from childhood to adolescence. Hawes' White Merc With Fins tilts at the passage from twenty- to thirty-something in a dazzling novel that reads like a high-octane mix of Easy Rider and Trainspotting. Catherine Merriman's State of Desire weaves the themes of gender troubles and passions so brilliantly explored in Leaving the Light On and Fatal Obsevations. Mourby's We Think The World of Him is a wonderful study of New Manhood and house husbandry in Cardiff.