A-Gender
Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Gwyneth Lewis
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Gwyneth Lewis was born in Cardiff. She attended a bilingual school in Pontypridd and studied English at Cambridge University. She studied at Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, was a Harkness Fellow and worked as a freelance journalist in New York. She returned to Britain and worked in television. Gwyneth Lewis writes both in Welsh and in English. She wrote the inscription above the Wales Millennium Centre. She currently lives in Cardiff with her husband, Leighton.


Publications

Llwybrau bywyd (Urdd Gobaith Cymru, 1977)
Ar y groesfford (Urdd Gobaith Cymru, 1978)
Sonedau Redsa a Cherddi Eraill (Gomer, 1990)
Parables & Faxes (Bloodaxe, 1995)
Cyfrif Un Ac Un yn Dri (Barddas, 1996)
Zero Gravity (Bloodaxe, 1998)
Y Llofrudd Iaith (Barddas, 2000)
Keeping Mum (Bloodaxe, 2003)
Chaotic Angels (‘Parables & Faxes’; ‘Zero Gravity’; and ‘Keeping Mum’) (Bloodaxe, 2005)
A Hospital Odyssey (Bloodaxe, 2010)

Awards
Eric Gregory Award (1988)
Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize (1995)
Forward Poetry Prize (Best First Collection (1995)
Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) (1998)
Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award (2000)
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Award (2001)
Cholmondeley Award (2010)

Other Publications
Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression (Flamingo, 2002)
Two In A Boat: A Marital Voyage (Fourth Estate, 2005)
The Meat Tree (Seren, 2011) (novella)

Alex Pryce: ‘Lewis is a writer with a sense of adventure; all of her work probes the contemporary self with unflinching honesty, and she is a writer readers should allow to accompany them on their own voyages.’

Website: www.gwynethlewis.com

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