Gwyneth Lewis

Gwyneth Lewis was Wales’s National Poet from 2005-06, the first writer to be given the Welsh laureateship. She has published 8 books of poetry in Welsh and English, the most recent of these is?Sparrow Tree. Chaotic Angels?brings together the poems from her 3 English collections.


She has won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and has twice been shortlisted for the Forward Prize.


In 2019 she published, with Rowan Williams,?a translation of The Book of Taliesin.


In addition to her poetry, she is a librettist and radio dramatist and has also published 2 works of non fiction,?Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression, shortlisted for the Mind Book of the Year, and?Two in a Boat: A Marital Voyage.