Author of the Month

Each month on the Libraries Wales website, we will focus on an inspiring author based in or writing about Wales. You’ll have an introduction to their latest book, a short biography of the author, what inspires them to write, and any advice they have for young writers, all available in exclusive interviews which you can read here.

Since introducing this feature, some of our focused authors to date have been Jon Blake, Dai Smith, Rob Gittins, and our very own Children’s Laureate Wales, Eloise Williams.

Are you a teacher or librarian? A special flyer will be available to download and print every month based on each of our showcased authors that can be used for educational purposes.

We will focus on two authors every month writing in English and Welsh. Link to the Welsh-language Author of the Month available here.


March 10, 2020

Dai Smith

“In probing the meaning of Welsh lives in the twentieth century, Dai Smith’s novels offer sophisticated meditations on history and community, the past and the present…” Agenda. We asked Dai to tell us a little about his latest book The Crossing, and what inspires him to write … What inspired you to write The Crossing? […]

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February 7, 2020

Jon Blake

Thimble Wonga Bonkers is the third in the Lollies-shortisted Thimble Monkey series publishing on 20 February by Firefly Press. We asked Jon to tell us a little about his new book, and what inspires him to write … What inspired you to write Thimble Wonga Bonkers? I was ordered to write it by my son […]

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