Jo Mazelis: A story in pictures at the Library of Wales launch
At 6pm on Wednesday, 26th March, Parthian Books and the Library of Wales launched Story, a two-volume anthology that boasts an unsurpassed selection of the very best Welsh fiction from the last one hundred years. The launch took place at Swansea University's Singleton Abbey, where Professor John Spurr from Swansea University talked about the significance of the Library of Wales series for education and research on Welsh identity. Afterwards, the anthology’s editor, Dai Smith, gave an introduction to the two volume series. In his introduction, he explained that, in selecting eighty-four short stories written by well-known Welsh writers such as Dylan Thomas, Rhys Davies, Gwyn Thomas and Leonora Brito, he had attempted to compile a collection of works by English-speaking writers which enable the readers to understand what it was and is like to live in Wales. After Dai Smith’s talk, three authors – Stevie Davies, George Brinley Evans and Rachel Trezise – read excerpts from their short stories.
Have a look at the following pictures from the book launch taken by Jo Mazelis.