Friday, May 21, 2010

Top ten Welsh underground novels

Welsh author Rachel Trezise won the inaugural Dylan Thomas prize, a £60,000 literary award for work by writers under 30, for her short story collection Fresh Apples. Her new novel is Sixteen Shades of Crazy.

For the Guardian, she named a top ten list of Welsh underground novels. One book on the list:
Luggage from Elsewhere by Aneurin Gareth Thomas

A dazzling and devastating account of a bittersweet old south Wales childhood and adolescence, ripe with discotheques and pints of snakebite and blackcurrant. A group of friends grow up and experiment with sex, drugs and political action in a society coming to terms with loss of work and power. "We lived on the coast but only ever knew how to eat fish fingers."
Read about the other books on the list.

Visit Rachel Trezise's website.

--Marshal Zeringue