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Rachel Trezise at Swansea gallery
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Rachel Trezise's visit to the gallery follows that of author Niall Griffiths

The written word will be the focus at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery with acclaimed writer Rachel Trezise on Friday, 11 June.

Fresh from the Guardian Hay Festival, the acclaimed author will talk about writing and her latest work at 1pm.

She won the inaugural Dylan Thomas prize, a £60,000 literary award for work by writers under 30, for her short story collection Fresh Apples.

This is the latest in a series of free alternative events at the gallery.

Its interpretation officer Gordon Dalton said, ""Rachel Trezise's razor sharp tongue and insightful comic wit, brings a frank reality to her characters and the worlds which they inhabit, making her writing immediately engaging, funny, often dark but ultimately enjoyable."

"Her recognition as one of Wales' most insightful, young contemporary writers makes this event a treat for booklovers and aspiring authors alike."

Rachel, who is from Cwmparc in the Rhondda Valley, studied Journalism and English at the University of Glamorgan and graduated in 2000.

On completing her degree she was already set to launch her debut novel In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl which was published in 2001.

The same year, the book was included on the Orange Futures list, an initiative set up by The Orange Prize for Fiction to identify and promote the exciting writing of new young women authors.

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