Welsh Wednesdays Interview with Laura Wilkinson

writerchristophfischer

No 1 - dark, smileToday I have the pleasure to welcome Laura Wilkinson to my Welsh Wednesdays. Thank you for participating.

Thank you for having me. I’m delighted to be here.

First up, please tell us about your connection to Wales

I moved to north Wales when I was six and my family still live there. My step-father is Welsh and he is the man who raised me. Identity and what shapes us is something I’m fascinated by – and thematically it’s what my first novel, Bloodmining explores (a second edition, renamed The Family Line, is to be released in the summer). Many of the settings in the novel – Harlech, Shell Island, Bangor, Anglesey – were places visited for holidays as a child and young adult. And the town in Redemption Song, Coed Mawr, is inspired by Llandudno; anyone who knows the town will see this immediately. It’s another of my favourite…

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