‘I Saw A Man’ by Owen Sheers
I Saw A Man is the new novel by UEA alumnus Owen Sheers and has just been published by Faber and Faber. Owen graduated from the UEA 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 additionally the author of Calon: A Journey to the Heart of Welsh Rugby, published in 2013, 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. Pink Mist, a verse drama, was the winner last year of the Hay Medal for Poetry and was shortlisted for the 2014 Wales Book of the Year Award.