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Elaine Canning

Elaine Canning

Elaine Canning is a writer and the Executive Officer of Swansea University’s DylanThomas Prize. Author of a book and several papers on Spanish Golden-Age drama, Canning is currently working on her first short story collection and a novel and has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing.


Land Where I Flee

Prajwal Parajuly in conversation Elaine Canning

Humans are a nomadic species and migrations remain a constant part of the human experience. Presenting an eternal battle between the search for home versus the need for individual freedom, celebrated author Prajwal Parajuly’s Land Where I Flee has recently been shortlisted for France’s Emile Guimet Prize and provides an intrinsic view into the politics of caste, class, gender and sexuality in this story based in Gangtok. Parajuly has also authored The Gurkha's Daughter and has been a judge for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Parajuly navigates through exile and discovery, alienation and acceptance and how his own history has impacted his writing journey.

If All the World and Love Were Young

Stephen Sexton in conversation with Elaine Canning

A session that uncovers the core of poetic inspiration. Stephen Sexton, in discussion with Elaine Canning, explores his acclaimed debut poetry collection, 'If All the World and Love Were Young'. Love, loss, memory, childhood, imagination, and grief, Sexton’s verses convey the anguish of a mother’s death through the levels of the classic video game ‘Super Mario World'.