Calon: A Journey to the Heart of Welsh Rugby by Owen Sheers

‘Calon: A Journey to the Heart of Welsh Rugby’ is the latest title by UEA alumnus Owen Sheers and documents his year as Writer in Residence for the Welsh Rugby Union.  It is published by Faber and Faber this week.  Owen graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 1998 and published his first collection of poetry, ‘The Blue Book’, in 2000.  His first work of non-fiction, ‘The Dust Diaries’, was the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year in 2005, while his second collection of poetry, ‘Skirrid Hill’, won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award.  He is the author of three other books, including the novel ‘Resistance’ (2007), and numerous titles for radio, stage and screen, including ‘The Two Worlds of Charlie F’, which was funded by the British Legion and was the subject of a BBC 1 ‘Imagine’ documentary.  It won the Edinburgh Festival Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2012.

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