Book Launch - Absolute Optimist @ Octavo's Book Cafe & Wine Bar, Cardiff [10 August]

Book Launch - Absolute Optimist

17:30 - 19:30

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Octavo's Book Cafe & Wine Bar
West Bute Street, CF10 5LJ Cardiff
Honno Press invite you to the launch of Menna Elfyn's biography of
Eluned Phillips, Absolute Optimist

RSVP by 1/8/18: [email protected]

Eluned Phillips was a passionate woman who ignited equally
passionate responses in others. The second woman ever to wear
the National Eisteddfod crown – Wales’ most prestigious Welsh
language literary prize – she is the only woman to have won it twice.

This is an affectionate and yet critical biography of an unsung
heroine of Welsh literature during a time of great change – taking
her from rural Carmarthenshire to bohemian Paris and urban Los Angeles. She was often frowned upon, but never less than true to herself.

Award-winning poet Menna Elfyn examines Phillips’ life and work
and argues convincingly that Eluned’s poetry is undoubtedly hers and more than worthy of two Crowns. Absolute Optimist was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year on publication in Welsh. It has been translated for Honno by Elinor Wyn Reynolds.
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