Paperback | 144 pages | 250 x 200mm
Publication May 2015 | ISBN 9781909823440
Explore Swansea and Laugharne, meander around Magdalen College in Oxford, ride a horse and carriage to Fern Hill Farm, and retrace Dylan's steps in New York in A Dylan Odyssey.
These are just some of the unique experiences which inspired this collection of literary tours exploring Dylan Thomas' words through his many worlds, guided by some of Wales' best writers and artists including comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones, National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke and former Archdruid T. James Jones.
The writers took their inspiration from Dylan Thomas' writing and the landscapes of his life. Stretching across the richness of Welsh culture, people, landscapes, hotels, pubs, restaurants and venues, and beyond, these essays will illuminate Dylan Thomas' life and words in the settings which inspired him.
This book is a stunning visual and literary guide to Dylan Thomas' worlds, for both armchair dreamers and on-the-ground visitors.
Fifteen of Wales' best writers and artists follow in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas through Wales, Oxford, London and New York in A Dylan Odyssey.
Inspired by the culture, landscapes, people and pubs of Dylan Thomas' life, these literary essays bring to life his words in the settings which inspired him.
Explore Dylan's Fitzrovia with Griff Rhys Jones, Carmarthenshire with Gillian Clarke and Laugharne with Hannah Ellis, along with the town that inspired Dylan's Llareggub, Fernhill and the paths of the old Kardomah gang.
Produced in collaboration with Literature Wales and the Dylan 100 Festival, to be published on the first official Dylan Day!
"We are thrilled that our Dylan Odyssey literary tours have been captured in this beautifully illustrated and written book. This is a fitting legacy for the highly successful Dylan Thomas centenary year, and will allow readers to enjoy these magical journeys for many years to come."
Lleucu Siencyn, Chief Executive of Literature Wales
"I am thrilled to be part of this stunning book crammed full of interesting essays, gorgeous photography and beautifully drawn maps that will allow people to enjoy the places connected to my grandfather. The book is a visual and literary treat."
Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas.