A Swansea Anthology features the work of a broad spectrum of writers from the established and revered such as Dylan Thomas, Leslie Norris and Harri Webb – to the more contemporary writings of Martin Amis, Robert Minhinnick, Kathryn Grey and Jo Mazelis among others.
First published in 1996, this new version of A Swansea Anthology reflects the changes, for better and worse, to the communities and landscape of the area over the last ten years. The collection adds twenty new authors, collecting their thoughts on the inspirational force of the 'ugly, lovely town' and picturesque Gower.
Editor James A. Davies was educated at University of Wales, Swansea and was a Senior Lecturer in its Department of English, retiring in 1998. He has been visiting professor at Baylor University, Texas and Mellon Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and has written numerous books and articles on Victorian literature and Welsh writing in English. He is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy.