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If one good thing came from Brexit, it's this novel! ' Those are Rhys Iorwerth's words about The Board. Carwyn is from Tumble who works for the 'Board' in Cardiff and is a partner of Laticia from Valencia and father of Awel. The monotonous world of his office is portrayed in contrast to his passion for cooking and alcohol.
Author Biography:
Iwan Rhys was brought up in Porthyrhyd near Carmarthen. He is known as a poet. He has won the Urdd Eisteddfod Chair twice; in 2001 and 2008. He was part of the Crap poetry tour on Poetry in 2006 with Catrin Dafydd, Hywel Griffiths, Aneirin Karadog and Eurig Salisbury. He is a member of the Tros y Aber cockpit team and of the Deheubarth team in the National Eisteddfod Mooting. He is the author of the book Eleni Mewn Englynion. This is his first novel.
Further Information:
The Board came close to winning the Prose Medal at the Conwy County Eisteddfod in 2019. Mererid Hopwood said in her critique: 'It manages to maintain interest from the very beginning until the last. The characters and plot are original and the commentary satirical ... This is an instinctive storyteller. '
Iwan Rhys was described by Aled Islwyn as 'a very clever writer'. And Alun Cob, another of the adjudicators, said: '... a contemporary story that reads easily with the polished and slick writing. The story of the impact of Brexit on individuals and the community we find here; a love story with believable characters coming to life off the page. '

Author: Iwan Rhys

Language: Welsh

Number of Pages: 154 

Release Date: October 2019