A NEW novel from Catrin Dafydd will be launched in Carmarthen on Thursday (Sept 21), alongside a fantastic set from local band Adwaith.
Aberystwyth town is one of the main settings of acclaimed author Catrin Dafydd’s latest novel. Newly published novel ‘Gwales’ is set in Wales in the near future where a revolution is about to begin – and the town of Aberystwyth plays a large role as some of the main characters form their political vision at university.
Familiar Aberystwyth locations such as The Old College and Penglais Campus feature in the novel and play a crucial part as the revolutionary campaign gains momentum.
In the novel, Brynach Yang wants to finish everything. And he’s going to do it. Tonight. But what will happen to Wales then? The Gwales campaign is about to begin its troubled journey … and Brynach will lead the revolution.
In a period of political uncertainty, we meet several families who are trying to survive the huge challenges ahead of them.
Catrin Dafydd is an author, poet and political activist from Gwaelod y Garth, Cardiff. She graduated from Aberystwyth University. An experienced author, her first novel for adults, ‘Pili Pala’, reached the Book of the Year long list in 2006. She has published two English novels to date – her first, Random Deaths and Custard, reached the Spread the Word: Books to Talk About shortlist. Her other books include Y Tiwniwr Piano and Random Births and Love Hearts.
‘Gwales’ will be launched at Caffi Iechyd Da in Carmarthen on Thursday (Sept 21) at 6.30pm in the company of Catrin Dafydd and the novel’s editor Meleri Wyn James featuring a set by the upcoming and critically acclaimed Carmarthen-based band Adwaith.
Gwales by Catrin Dafydd (£9.99, Y Lolfa) is available now.