Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration
October 2014 is the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth, and Guildford Book Festival is delighted to be participating in the wealth of celebrations and events marking this important event taking place across the British Isle. Dylan Thomas: a Centenary Celebration is a collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet’s life and work, and exploring his lasting legacy.
Edited by Dylan Thomas’ granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, the book is arranged thematically and includes a wealth of material: essays from noted biographers such as David Thomas and Clive Woosnam, exploring Thomas’s lasting legacy at home and abroad, while Welsh poet laureate Gillian Clark reflects of the impact of the seminal “play for voices” Under Milk Wood. Other contributors include the poet Owen Shears, BBC Radio 6 presenter Cerys Matthews, the former US president Jimmy Carter, Philip Pulman, Griff Rhys Jones and the actor Michael Sheen.
With a foreword by comedian and former Monty Python, Terry Jones, Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a rich and personal reflection on the lasting legacy of Britain’s greatest poet.
Hannah Ellis is Dylan Thomas’ granddaughter. She is Patron of the “Dylan Thomas 100” celebrations and President of the Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain.
To find out more and to book tickets please visit the Guildford Book Festival website
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 14:00