Sara Gethin

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Sara Gethin grew up in west Wales and worked as a primary school teacher. Her debut novel 'Not Thomas' was shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker prize in 2017 and the Waverton Good Read Award in 2018. She is a member of the Hay Festival Writers at Work.
Sara writes for children as Wendy White, and her first children's book won the Tir na-nOg Award in 2014.
Home is still west Wales, but she enjoys travelling to Ireland and spending time browsing the many book shops of Dublin. She's an avid reader of most genres and a dedicated theatre-goer.

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A Day with Hay Writers at Work 2019

This year, I completed my professional development course with Writers at Work
[image error]Most of the Writers at Work 2019 (I missed the photo call!) with  course administrators  Carys & Gweni and course leader Tiffany Murray – photo by Marsha Arnold

Writers at Work is a wonderful opportunity for writers born or living in Wales and it’s the brain-child of Hay Festival’s director, Peter Florence

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This is a great read - it's brilliantly observed and has real depth, while it's also underscored with subtle humour and has some laugh-out-loud moments too. Jack has a controlling older sister called Jill - even the weird choice of names is hers - an ...more
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I loved this book as an adult, and I know that as a child I would have adored it too. An island to discover would have been my idea of paradise! Elen’s Island is so beautifully written and such an inspiring read for children that it totally deserves ...more
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