Saturday, October 28, 2006

Trezise Can You Spare a Dime?

Well done to Rachel Trezise for scooping the inaugral Dylan Thomas Prize and the 60,000 smackers that go with it.

It's great that a writer as naturally gifted as her has achieved this success. That she also comes from the Rhondda and writes about the area and its people is a bonus.

Hopefully she's going to enjoy the experience of being in the media spotlight and can come up with a good answer to the inevitable question: so what are you going to spend your money on then?

Her winning collection of short stories Fresh Apples is well worth getting hold of, as is her debut novella the equally excellent In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl.