Mr Gary Raymond
Gary Raymond is currently researching my PhD in climate change fiction at Cardiff University.
He is also a writer, broadcaster, critic, and editor.
His third novel, Angels of Cairo, was published in the UK in June 2021. He is presenter of The Review Show for BBC Radio Wales and is editor of Wales Arts Review. He is the author of three novels, The Golden Orphans (2018) For Those Who Come After (2015), and Angels of Cairo. He has also written one non-fiction title, How Love Actually Ruined Christmas (2020).
He has edited a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, from short story anthologies to political memoir. In 2019, he edited Renegade Wales: 13 Short Stories from New Voices in Welsh Fiction for Bee Books of Kolkata, India. As a critic, he has been seen in the pages of The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and The Western Mail, and can be heard on BBC Radio Four's Front Row and Radio 3's Sunday Morning Show. In the last ten years he has written about film, music, theatre, dance, literature and politics.
He is also writer and presenter of BBC radio documentaries How Tom Jones Conquered America (2020) and How Great Was How Green Was My Valley (2021).
His current projects, aside from his PhD, include a book about Welsh literature for University of Wales Press, and a stage play based on the life of Dorothy Edwards with Company of Sirens.
My PhD research explores the evolution of character in dystopian fiction, with a particular focus on the changing position of the father figure in the climate change novel from the 1950s to the present day.