Gallery welcomes Welsh writer

Acclaimed Welsh writer Rachel Trezise will be visiting the Glynn Vivian this week, as the art gallery continues with its’ series of free alternative events at the attraction on Alexandra Road.
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June 8, 2010 - PRLog -- Hot from The Guardian Hay Festival, Rachel Trezise will be appearing at 1pm on Friday 11 June, as she continues to promote her new novel Sixteen Shades Of Crazy in a special intimate talk and book reading.

Set in the fictional Aberalaw, a small village in the South Wales valleys, Sixteen Shades Of Crazy tells the story of three very different women.

The wives and girlfriends of local punk rock band, The Boobs, are desperate for thrills and when a charming stranger and drug-dealer, Englishman Johnny, enters their world, the women’s lives are changed forever, with devastating consequences.

Interpretation Officer at the Gallery, Gordon Dalton said, “Following the success of the recent book reading with author Niall Griffiths, we are exceptionally pleased to welcome one of Wales’ most exciting authors to the Glynn Vivian.”

“Rachel Trezise’s razor sharp tongue and insightful comic wit, brings a frank reality to her characters and the worlds which they inhabit, making her writing immediately engaging, funny, often dark but ultimately enjoyable.”

“Her recognition as one of Wales’ most insightful, young, contemporary writers makes this event a treat for booklovers and aspiring authors alike.”

Rachel, who is originally from Cwmparc in the Rhondda Valley, studied journalism and English at the University of Glamorgan and graduated in 2000. On completing her degree she was already set to launch her debut novel In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl which was published in 2001.

The same year, the book was included on the Orange Futures list, an initiative set up by The Orange Prize for Fiction to identify and promote the exciting writing of new young women authors.

Rachel has since won countless plaudits for her work including the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize for Literature in 2006 for her second book, a short story collection called Fresh Apples, which was published in 2005.

To find out more, contact the gallery on 01792 516900 or visit Rachel Trezise’s website at

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