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Dysfunctional Families in Contemporary Fiction

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Dysfunctional Families in Contemporary Fiction – Saturday 28th April – 12:30 Fountain Fine Art Gallery 

Helen Lewis and Sara Gethin talk about creating dysfunctional fictional families

Helen Lewis, author of ‘The House with Old Furniture’ and Sara Gethin, author of ‘Not Thomas’, discuss creating the implosive fictional families at the centre of their debut novels, what comes first, character or plot and working with the Welsh women’s publisher, Honno Press.

Sara Gethin is the pen name of Llanelli writer Wendy White. Her debut novel ‘Not Thomas’, written in the voice of a neglected five-year-old child, was shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize in 2017. She has also written four children’s books as Wendy White, the first of which – ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’– won the Tir nan-Og Award in 2014.

‘Not Thomas’, the debut novel by Sara Gethin, is a story of child neglect, love and hope told in the voice of five-year-old Tomos 

Shortlisted for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize 2017

“Heart-wrenching, captivating and beautiful…a poignant portrayal of a hostile world depicted through the eyes of a child.” Caroline Busher, Irish Times bestselling author

Teuluoedd camweithredol yn ffuglen gyfoes

Bydd Helen Lewis a Sara Gethin yn trafod creu teuluoedd camweithredol mewn ffuglen – Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Ebrill-12.30 Oriel y Ffynnon.

Bydd Helen Lewis, awdur ‘The House with Old Furniture’ a Sara Gethin, awdur  ‘Not Thomas’ yn trafod y teuluoedd sydd yng nghanol eu nofelau a beth sy’n dod yn gyntaf y cymeriad neu’r plot.

Sara Gethin yw enw llenyddol Wendy White o Lanelli. Rhoddwyd ei nofel gyntaf. ‘Not Thomas’ ar restr fer Not the Booker Prize y Guardian yn 2017. Ysgrifennwyd y nofel yn llais plenty pum mlwydd oed, Tomos, a gafodd ei esgeuluso. Mae hi hefyd wedi ysgrifennu pedwar  llyfr i blant ac enillodd y cyntaf ohonynt- ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’- wobr Tir nan-Og yn 2014.