Stevie Davis | 'I’ve drawn on every place and era that I have inhabited for my fiction'

Stevie Davis | 'I’ve drawn on every place and era that I have inhabited for my fiction'

"It saturates me through and through" says Stevie Davies when asked to what extent she feels herself to be a Welsh writer. And yet this award-winning novelist spent much of her early life away from her beloved Wales.

Many writers mine their childhood experiences for their fiction, but Davies, a professor of creative writing at Swansea University, has more material than most to draw on. She has made repeated use of it during her diverse writing career, which encompasses works of popular history, biography, literary criticism, short stories and novels, the first of which, Boy Blue (1987), wo...

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