Author Dan Rhodes reads from new book
Event Date May 1, 2009 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location – Glamorgan Business Centre
Dan Rhodes, former Glamorgan undergraduate and post-graduate student, and one of Granta magazine’s twenty ‘Best Young British Novelists’, visits Glamorgan on May 1st to read from his new book ‘Gold’.
Entrance to the talk is free. For more information, email Professor Tony Curtis.
About the author
Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He studied Humanities at the University of Glamorgan and later returned there for an MA in Writing, which he completed in 1997. He has worked on a fruit and vegetable farm, in the stockroom of a book shop, behind the bar of his parents’ pub, as a teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, and, sporadically, as a full-time writer.
He has published two collections of short fiction: Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories (2000), which contains very short, darkly humorous stories about romantic relationships, and Don’t Tell Me the Truth About Love (2001), which consists of seven longer stories on a similar theme.
His first novel, Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey, was published in April 2003, and is about a dog’s travels across Italy. This was followed by Little White Car (2004).
Dan Rhodes was recently named by Granta magazine as one of twenty ‘Best of Young British Novelists’. His latest novel is Gold (2007), shortlisted for the 2008 Catherine Maclean Prize.
Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories, Fourth Estate, 2000
Don’t Tell Me the Truth About Love, Fourth Estate, 2001
Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey, Canongate, 2003
Little White Car (as Danuta da Rhodes), Canongate, 2004
Gold, Canongate, 2007