Owen Martell grew up in Pontneddfechan, South Wales. After studying at Aberystwyth and Oxford universities, he spent a number of years working as a reporter with the BBC. His first Welsh-language novel, Cadw dy ffydd, brawd (Strong and Prophetic), won the Arts Council of Wales’ Welsh Book of the Year award in 2001. His second novel, Dyn yr Eiliad (The Other Man), was shortlisted for the same prize in 2004. Dolenni Hud (Welsh Knot) is a collection of short stories in collaboration with photographer Simon Proffitt. His most recent novel, Intermission, is his first book written in English; it has been translated into French and German.
Owen Martell’s trip is brought to you in cooperation with Literature Across Frontiers and the Literary Europe Live project, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-financed by Wales Arts International.
Photo credit: Em Jenkins