Jun 9, 2011

Jon Gower - On Stage At The West Coast Eisteddfod

jon gower, welsh author appearing at the west coast eisteddfod 2011
Jon Gower

 It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce today the participation of Jon Gower in the 2011 West Coast Eisteddfod. Jon will be one of the adjudicators in the live Storytelling Competition on Sept 24th and will be presenting a talk entitled "Discovering Welsh History" on the same day in the Outside Lecture area ( 12 p.m. ).  He will also be  presenting a reading from 'Big Fish' , a collection of short stories published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch in 2000.

"Jon Gower is a producer with Boomerang, one of Wales’ most dynamically creative TV and radio companies. He was BBC Wales’ Arts and Media correspondent from 2000-2006, when he also presented First Hand, BBC Radio Wales’ arts programme. Jon has also worked, variously, as public affairs officer for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and as a current affairs journalist for HTV. He has written books about travel and local history, including An Island Called Smith (Gomer, 2001), about a disappearing island in Chesapeake Bay, which was a John Morgan Award winner. He has edited a further four volumes, as well as writing a collection of short stories, Big Fish (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2000)."

He is an English language judge for the 2011 Wales Book of the Year Award and one of the adjudicators for the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize at this years National Eisteddfod.  Jon is currently working on a book to accompany a major new BBC series on Welsh History.

Read our interview with Jon Gower here:- An Interview With Welsh Author - Jon Gower

Read our review of Jon's novel 'Uncharted' here:-  A Review of Jon Gower's 'Uncharted'

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