Estyn Allan is a collaboration between the public libraries of Wales to create digital content lead by SCL Cymru and is funded by Welsh Government.

November 26, 2021

Francesca Reece

Francesca Reece was brought up in Ruthin and as a child she was a member of the Denbighshire Writing Squad. After spending her twenties in Paris, she now lives in London. She won the 2019  Desperate Literature Prize for her short story So Long Sarajevo/They Miss You So Badly.  For this Estyn Allan interview she […]

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November 17, 2021

Luned Aaron

Enjoy this collection of readings and activities with artist and author Luned Aaron. Luned presents some of her published titles for children: ABC Byd Natur (2016) 123 Byd Natur (2018) Tymhorau Byd Natur (2019) Lliwiau Byd Natur (2020) Mae’r Cyfan i Ti (2021) #EstynAllan is a collaboration between Welsh public libraries to create digital content, […]

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November 9, 2021

Daniel Morden

Daniel Morden was born in Cwmbran, Wales, and is a storyteller in the oral tradition and a children’s writer. He retells traditional stories from various cultures, in particular the Celtic and the ancient Greek. He has performed all over the world, in schools and theatres, at festivals and on the radio. His published books include collections of stories and […]

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Claire Fayers

Children’s author Claire Fayers grew up in Newport, Gwent, and now lives in Cardiff. In 2019, she was a awarded a Literature Wales bursary to develop a novel, which became Storm Hound. In 2020, she won the Tir na n-Og Award with Storm Hound, which tells the story of Storm of Odin, ‘the youngest stormhound of […]

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Sophie Anderson

  Children’s author Sophie Anderson was born in Swansea, and now lives in the Lake District. Her writing is most often inspired by folk and fairy stories, especially the Slavic tales her Prussian grandmother told her when she was young. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages.   Here she talks about her […]

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Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise, Tiny, A First Book of Nature and King of the Sky. Nicola graduated in Zoology from King’s College, University of Cambridge, and studied geese, bats and whales before becoming a presenter for The Really Wild Show and the BBC Natural History Unit. She has been […]

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November 8, 2021

Eloise Williams

Estyn Allan presents author Eloise Williams. She has published four books for young people with Firefly Press, Elen’s Island, Gaslight, Seaglass and Wilde. She was the first Children’s Laureate Wales 2019-2021, an initiative run by Literature Wales.  #EstynAllan is a collaboration between Welsh public libraries to create digital content, led by the Society of Chief Librarians […]

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Iolo Williams

Nature observer, author and television presenter Iolo Williams talks to Estyn Allan about the Summer Reading Challenge, his love for books and libraries and the important role we all have to play in nature conservation. #EstynAllan is a collaboration between Welsh public libraries to create digital content, led by the Society of Chief Librarians Wales […]

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July 6, 2021

Rhian Cadwaladr

Here is the first collection of Estyn Allan videos featuring the author and actress, Rhian Cadwaladr. Rhian promised herself when she was a teenager that she would one day write a novel. Although since then she has written numerous scripts and shows for children, she was fifty before writing her first novel, Fi Sy’n Cael y […]

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