Trilingual novelist and translator Owen Martell will be reading from his award-winning novels and discussing his work and the writer’s life with Dr Aidan Byrne. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, 24 May 2016, from 5:30 p.m. in Room MA030, at City Campus, University of Wolverhampton. This event is free and open to the public.
Owen writes novels and short stories in English and in Welsh, and translates philosophy/anthropology from French into Welsh and English. He has won the Welsh Book of the Year in 2001 and is a recipient of a Creative Wales award in 2008/09. His work has been translated into multiple languages, and his first English-language jazz novel, Intermission (Heinemann 2013), won the Irish Times Book of the Year. He also played harp and computers on the 2005 album Cywmp y dŵr ar gaol dydd by Rhodri Davies and Traw.