Mark Blayney FRSA is a writer and
performer based in Cardiff. He won the Somerset Maugham Prize for his novella Two Kinds of Silence and his second book
Conversations with Magic Stones was described by JOHN BAYLEY as 'Remarkable... as good as some of the best of Elizabeth Bowen's, and praise does not go higher than that.'
His work spans comedy, fiction and poetry. He is about to tour his new solo show Be your own life coach.... with ABBA and has also toured with the Lecture in Boney M Studies, a comedy extravaganza
at festivals including Wychwood and the Dinefwr Literature
He performs regularly with the Wordplay Cabaret, a smorgasbord (not as rude as it sounds) of noise, letters, numbers, static caravans and Lionel Richie songs.
'A perceptive storyteller of real
Poems and stories published in Agenda, The London Magazine,
The Interpreter's House, Poetry
Wales and the delinquent. Runner-up in the Arvon Postcard Competition and the Hungry Hill Poetry Competition and longlisted for the National Poetry Competition.
He is an elected member of The Welsh Academy, the national Society of Writers in Wales, and has also received a commendation from the Welsh Centre for International Affairs. He's a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
TV appearances include a profile
on The Book Show on BBC4. Mark has also been on BBC1 South Today and interviewed on Radio 4 and in The Guardian. He's also written for The Independent and has appeared on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Solent. Other profiles include the Malaysia Star.
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