Dylan Thomas

Ellen Harvey is a freelance writer and editor who covers the latest technologies and strategies reshaping the publishing landscape. She previously served as the Senior Editor at Publishing Executive and Book Business.

A private notebook of Welsh giant Dylan Thomas, dated to 1934-35 but left forgotten in his mother-in-law’s house before being saved from burning by her maid and kept among her effects for some 70 years, has now gone on sale through Sotheby’s of London and may shed light on his personal creative process – long a […]

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The 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize, open to authors under 39 who have had a work published in English and dubbed “The World’s Largest Literary Prize for Young Writers,” has been awarded in the centenary year of the Welsh poet’s birth to an American author. Perhaps fittingly given the significance that New York had to Dylan […]

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As many will be aware, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, born October 27th 1914 and died tragically young in New York on November 9th, 1953. One of the many commemorations, dramatizations, and documentaries around this iconic doomed poet is a BBC America film, “A […]

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In the centenary year of his birth on October 27th, 1914, great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is to be recognized with a grant of almost £1 million ($1.68 million) from the UK’s Heritage Lottery Fund to further develop the Dylan Thomas Centre in his home city of Swansea, according to advance reports from The Guardian. […]

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There was a time when, throwing back a pint or two at McSorley’s or Kettle of Fish in Greenwich Village, you’d be likely to rub elbows with the likes of e.e. cummings, Jack Kerouac or Washington Irving. This month, we take you on a tour of legendary literary watering holes in the Village. We plan to pay an actual visit during our Publishing Business Conference Pub Crawl. Who knows, we may stumble across a future bestselling author!

Dylan Thomas (1914-53), whose centenary is this year, lived for only 39 years, but by a lucky accident of timing and copyright, his early death at least ensured that, unlike his near contemporary W. H. Auden (born 1907), his most important and best-loved work is available for free online – in Australia. And in practice, [...]

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