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One of the first so-called ‘Anglo-Welsh’ writers and a significant influence on Dylan Thomas, Caradoc Evans (1878-1945) was raised in Rhydlewis and apprenticed to a draper in Carmarthen, then Barry, Cardiff and London. Disillusioned, he started to write, becoming a journalist and then magazine editor in 1915. Evans published a series of short story collections which brutally satirised Welsh culture, and particularly Nonconformity. The first and most notorious, My People, now in its centenary year, led to Evans’ being branded “the best-hated man in Wales”. Numerous novels, plays and short stories followed. Evans returned to Wales in the 1930s, settling in Aberystwyth and later New Cross.
Join academic, biographer and editor Dr John Harris in exploring the places which aroused so much brilliantly shrewd yet highly contentious material.
In partnership with Seren & Ceredigion County Council
Time: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Start / Finish point: Hawen Independent Chapel, Rhydlewis, Ceredigion, SA44 5QD