Thursday, June 01, 2006

Rhys Hughes on your Radio

Talking of Swansea, its most talented citizen Rhys Hughes will be appearing on Radio 2's The Weekender programme this Friday (June 2) at 10pm-midnight. Apparently he will be discussing his own work as well as that of Flann O'Brien and Jack Vance. Sounds great.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Hughes' fiction it is absurdist, fantastical, surreal and often employs pastiche and parody. It is always funny. Judging from his blog he seems to be doing very well in Portugal, which can only be a good thing.

With more publications on the horizon hopefully this will be his year, and he'll get some of the recognition he deserves. Who knows, maybe even the Welsh literary establishment will wake up to the fact that they have a major talent on their doorstep. Let's hope so.