Dysfunctional Families in Contemporary Fiction – Saturday 28th April – 12:30 Fountain Fine Art Gallery
Sara Gethin, author of ‘Not Thomas’, discusses creating the implosive fictional families at the centre of her debut novel, what comes first, character or plot and working with the Welsh women’s publisher, Honno Press.
Sara Gethin is the pen name of Llanelli writer Wendy White. Her debut novel ‘Not Thomas’, written in the voice of a neglected five-year-old child, was shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize in 2017. She has also written four children’s books as Wendy White, the first of which – ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’– won the Tir nan-Og Award in 2014.
Shortlisted for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize 2017
“Heart-wrenching, captivating and beautiful…a poignant portrayal of a hostile world depicted through the eyes of a child.” Caroline Busher, Irish Times bestselling author
Teuluoedd camweithredol yn ffuglen gyfoes
Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Ebrill-12.30 Oriel y Ffynnon.
Mae Sara Gethin, awdur ‘Not Thomas’ yn trafod y teuluoedd yng nghanol ei nofel a’r hyn sy’n dod gyntaf o’r cymeriad neu’r plot.