Richard Gwyn grew up in Breconshire, Wales. Following several years in London, he spent the 1980s travelling, much of which is recorded in his memoir, The Vagabond’s Breakfast, which won a Wales Book of the Year award in 2012. He is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Stowaway (2018), and three novels. Both his prose and poetry have been widely translated. His work as a translator from Spanish includes The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America (2016). He is Professor of Creative Writing at Cardiff University and is the author of Ricardo Blanco’s Blog.
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