Christopher Meredith

Photo: Sue Rose

Christopher Meredith is a novelist and poet from Wales. He was born and brought up in Tredegar. He lives with his wife in Brecon and is professor of creative writing at the University of Glamorgan. He has published three collections of poetry, This, Snaring Heaven and The Meaning of Flight and three novels, Shifts, Griffri and Sidereal Time. He has also translated a Welsh language novel, Melog by Mihangel Morgan, into English. All are published by Seren, 57 Nolton Street, Bridgend CF31 3BN, Wales, tel 01656 663018, or email. His first collection of poems, This, won the Welsh Arts Council Young Writer Prize and his first novel, Shifts, won the Welsh Arts Council Fiction Prize. The second, the historical novel Griffri, was shortlisted for the Welsh Book of the Year Award. The Meaning of Flight was longlisted for the Book of the Year Award in 2006. Other publications include a children's book in Welsh, Nadolig Bob Dydd, published in 2000 by Gomer Press, Llandysul, Ceredigion, and an English version of it, Christmas Every Day, from Pont Books in 2006.

Site map

Events and list of publications
Forthcoming readings and other activities.

Information and reviews; also some poems. These will change every so often.

Details of novels

Sidereal Time
An extract from the novel Sidereal Time

An extract from the novel Griffri

A review of the novel Griffri

Nadolig Bob Dydd
An illustrated children's book in Welsh

A review of Christopher Meredith's translation of Mihangel Morgan's novel Melog

The Cuttings File
A page of press cuttings on various books

Some questions that have cropped up frequently in email or the Guestbook



The Welsh Academi
Information on writing in Wales

Web site of Christopher Meredith's publisher

Gwasg Gomer
Publisher of Chris's illustrated Welsh-language children's book, Nadolig Bob Dydd

Peter Finch's Welsh Literary Links

Wales on the Web
General Welsh links

The Poetry Kit
General poetry information

The Poetry Society
More information and links

Sara Philpott
Site of the painter, Chris's collaborator on The Afanc King and the Sons of Teyrnon

Martin Williams
Matt Williams is a Breconshire artist and a former student of Chrisís.

Martin Blyth
Site of the late writer. preserved by the British Library

Patrick Martin
Great site for finding any poet, living or dead, with a Web presence

Poetry Archive
What it says. A good place to find older texts you might be looking for

Matthew Francis
Poet and novelist and teacher of creative writing at the University of Aberystwyth. Matthew's site also contains some pages on the poet W S Graham

Paul Henry
Another Welsh poet who has taught at the University of Glamorgan

Catherine Fisher
Poet and children's fantasy writer; has taught at the University of Glamorgan...

Sheenagh Pugh
I'm also Christopher's colleague at the University of Glamorgan and I maintain this site, so if you find a fault, please email me

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