I am very pleased to be one of 25 recipients of this year’s Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries. The Bursary has been awarded for work on my new novel, The Water Age, which is set on the triple river estuary at Carmarthen Bay. It has a historical strand in the 12th century, focussed on Nest who was the daughter of the southern Welsh king, Rhys ap Tewdwr, and a future strand set in the 23rd century. I am currently researching the history and the Welsh castles that will feature in the story including Pembroke, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, Cardiff, Narberth, Carew, Kidwelly and Cilgerran. Also doing lots of research on water which will be significant in both parts of the novel, and on climate change and sea level predictions for the future story.
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All this water being researched keeps on reminding me of Roni Horn’s ‘Library of Water’
Congratulations, Tracey! I just heard of Nest a couple of weeks ago on a BBC 4 program. I think she will be a fascinating person to research and write about. I love these strong women of history!