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.
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: February 2017
Mametz by Owen Sheers is one of a choice of six set plays on WJEC's A level Drama specification.
Published: June 2016
A gorgeously written contemporary thriller for Ian McEwan fans about responsibility and redemption
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.
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.
Published: February 2014
A celebration of the Welsh obsession with rugby from the award-winning author of Resistance.
Published: September 2012
Welcome to our war.
Published: June 2007
Resistance is a first novel of considerable grace and power.
Published: July 2005
The captivating and emotional true tale of a journey through doomed love, personal discovery and the tragic story of colonial Zimbabwe
'A distinctive new voice.' - Neil Rollinson