A lot of these actually came from a post on black Welsh authors I read the other day, which I will link to here.
So, I give you my modest TBR list of diverse Welsh authors:
Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve by Dannie Abse
This is a semi-autobiographical novel by Jewish Welsh author and poet Dannie Abse. If you've never read any of his poetry - go. Go and look it up. Read. READ NOW.
dat's love by Leonora Brito
This is a short-story collection by a black Cardiffian author, and looks pretty awesome.
Sugar & Slate by Charlotte Williams
This is an autobiography which explores the intersection of Welsh and Guyanese identities - which sounds pretty cool.
Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi
This is like a re-telling of The Canterbury Tales I think? So I'd probably better read the original first!
Asylum: Docu-Drama by Eric Ngalle Charles
This bills itself as a docu-drama(?) based on the true stories of asylum seekers in Wales.
Vicious by Bevin Magama
This is an autobiography of a Zimbabwean immigrant to Wales, and the tale of his time in the Zimbabwean military.
Proud by Gareth 'Alfie' Thomas
This is the autobiography of Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas - the first professional sportsman in a team sport to come out as gay, national superstar, and nice local boy t'boot.
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
I only realised recently that Sarah Waters is Welsh! And I really want to read this, and possibly some of her other books, because F/F historical fiction dammit!!!!
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