Honour For Nigel Jarrett
We are absolutely delighted to announce that our latest author, Monmouthshire writer Nigel Jarrett, has been named August 2022 Author of the Month for the National Library of Wales's digital libraries project.
Jarrett's book for us is Notes from the Superhorse Stable, a riveting novel-length tale told by a 'resting' actor in extracts from his notebook. Nigel is a former daily-newspaperman and double prizewinner for short fiction: the Rhys Davies Prize and the inaugural Templar Shorts Award.
Information about Nigel and his views on writing and books, as well as some of his thoughts about Notes from the Superhorse Stable, will be available to view on the library's site for the whole month, and readers will be able to interact with him.
'I'm a big fan of independent book-publishing and I'm thrilled that Penny Reeves at Saron decided to take me on,' he said. 'I'm especially delighted that Saron is based here on my doorstep in South East Wales. Some of the best writing in the UK is now to be found among the independent publishers.'
Nigel lives in Abergavenny and is the author of a novel, three story collections and a poetry collection. With Godfrey Brangham, a school pal from Usk, he co-edited a book of writings by the Caerleon-born writer Arthur Machen. He is a columnist and reviewer for Jazz Journal, and writes on a variety of subjects for Wales Arts Review, Acumen poetry magazine, and others. For many years he was music critic of the South Wales Argus.