Owen Sheers was born in 1974. His first collection of poetry, The Blue Book, was short-listed for the Forward Prize Best First Collection 2000 and the Welsh Book of the Year 2001. In 1999 he won an Eric Gregory Award, the Vogue Young Writer's Award and an Arts Council of Wales Writer's Bursary. He lives in Cardiff where he presents the BBC Wales Arts programme Double Yellow and is working on a novel, The Dust Diaries, to be published in 2002.

Festivals: 2001

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