Birdsplaining with Jasmine Donahaye
in conversation with Gwen Davies
Date: Saturday 10th June 2023
Venue: Montgomery Town Hall
Jasmine Donahaye’s latest book is Birdsplaining: A Natural History. Her previous books include Losing Israel (2015), The Greatest Need (2015), Whose People? Wales, Israel, Palestine (2012), and two collections of poetry: Misappropriations (2006) and Self-Portrait as Ruth (2009). She teaches part-time at Swansea University, and is a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. She won the New Welsh Writing Awards in 2021 with an extract from Birdsplaining: A Natural History.
Gwen Davies is the editor of New Welsh Review. She has worked as a creative editor at publishers including Parthian, and founded the imprints Alcemi and New Welsh Rarebyte. She is also a writers’ mentor for Literature Wales and a judge of the New Welsh Writing Awards. As a literary translator, her titles include Robin Llywelyn’s White Star (Seren Wen ar Gefndir Gwyn) and two of bestseller Caryl Lewis’ novels, Martha, Jack and Shanco (Martha, Jac a Sianco) and The Jeweller (Y Gemydd). She grew up in a Welsh-speaking family in West Yorkshire and now lives in Aberystwyth with her family.