A giant of modern literature, Niall Griffiths’ first poetry collection is every bit as exhilarating as his celebrated novels. Culled from two decades of notebooks, diaries and the sodden backs of beermats, “Red Roar – 20 Years of Words” celebrates Griffith’s journey towards ecstatic redemption through language. Here is poetry that strips the human experience back to its barest bones and exposes the raw and unflinching essence within.
Niall Griffiths is an author of novels and short stories set predominantly in Wales and Liverpool. His best known works include his first two novels Grits and Sheepshagger and his 2003 book Stump, which won the Wales Book of the Year award. The film adaptation of Kelly + Victor won a BAFTA for Best Debut Director in 2014. Red Roar - 20 Years of Words is Griffths' first published poetry collection.