Owen Sheers

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Owen Sheers

Post by Macavity » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:41 am

Seren's author of the month

https://www.serenbooks.com/author-of-the-month

I've a copy of Skirrid Hill, which I regularly dip into, and his novel Resistance is good too - he is also an interesting speaker at lit festivals if you get the chance.

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Re: Owen Sheers

Post by Antcliff » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:14 pm

Nor read anything by him, sadly. I recall someone mentioning that he was a nice guy.

Will certainly keep an eye open for him now, Mac

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p.s. Whatever happened to his old mate Dai Strimmer?
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Re: Owen Sheers

Post by Antcliff » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:55 pm

Funnily enough I am reading In Parenthesis at the moment and have just found a documentary about it by Owen Sheers.
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Re: Owen Sheers

Post by Macavity » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:02 am

Yes, he's done a bit of TV, including a series on poetry/landscape:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmU7MolQZeE

He edited this anthology in connection with that, which is well worth a read:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/176460/ ... o-britain/

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