In what may be a unique literary event, Christopher Meredith has published a novel and a collection of poems simultaneously in 2021. In conversation with Tom Bullough, Chris will discuss and read from both. The poems in Still use the title word as a fulcrum to balance paradoxical concerns: stillness and motion, memory and forgetting, sanity and madness, survival and extinction. His novel Please is a verbally dazzling tragicomedy about hidden passion and regret in which elderly language geek Vernon struggles to write the story of his long marriage.
Chris is the award-winning author of five novels, a book of short stories, five collections of poetry and he also translates Welsh to English. Prizes include an Eric Gregory Award, the Arts Council of Wales Young Writer Prize, both for poetry, and the Fiction Prize for his first novel, Shifts, which was also shortlisted for the title of Greatest Welsh Novel of All Time.
‘deeply intelligent and moving’ – Wales Arts Review
‘clever, funny, and ultimately very moving’ – New Welsh Review