Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers is a poet, author and playwright. His first novel, Resistance, was translated into ten languages and adapted into a film. The Dust Diaries, his Zimbabwean non-fiction narrative won the Welsh Book of the Year. His awards for poetry and drama include the Somerset Maugham Award for Skirrid Hill, The Hay Festival Poetry Medal for Pink Mist and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for his play The Two Worlds of Charlie F. He lives in Wales with his wife and daughter.

Owen Sheers has written two collections of poetry, The Blue Book and Skirrid Hill. His non-fiction includes The Dust Diaries and Calon: A Journey to the Heart of Welsh Rugby. His novel Resistance has been translated into ten languages and was made into a film in 2011. His plays include The Passion and The Two Worlds of Charlie F. . Owen wrote and presented BBC Four's A Poet's Guide to Britain. He has been a NYPL Cullman Fellow, Writer in Residence for the Wordsworth Trust and Artist in Residence for the Welsh Rugby Union.

Books by Owen Sheers

To Provide All People

Published: August 2018

A film-poem by the author of Pink Mist and The Green Hollow to mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act's passage into law.

The Green Hollow

Published: May 2018

The extraordinary memorial to the 1966 Aberfan disaster for its 50th anniversary - the collective story as it has never been told.


Published: March 2017

A thrilling and emotionally intense novel set in a World War Two where Britain has been invaded.


Published: February 2017

Mametz by Owen Sheers is one of a choice of six set plays on WJEC's A level Drama specification.

I Saw A Man

Published: June 2016

A gorgeously written contemporary thriller for Ian McEwan fans about responsibility and redemption

I Saw A Man

Published: July 2015

A powerful contemporary literary thriller: a mesmerising exploration of lies, guilt and sorrow. The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner - thinking the Nelsons' house was empty - stepped through their back door.

Pink Mist

Published: June 2014

Shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2013, Pink Mist displays all of Owen Sheers's virtuoso gifts for language and poetic drama.

The Two Worlds of Charlie F.

Published: March 2014

The Two Worlds of Charlie F., by Owen Sheers, is a soldier's view of service, injury and recovery.


Published: February 2014

A celebration of the Welsh obsession with rugby from the award-winning author of Resistance.

The Two Worlds of Charlie F

Published: September 2012

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