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Rising Writers

Through our Rising Writers series, Morgan Roberts talks with a number of talented, up and coming writers to take the lid off their writing rhythms and expose you to examples of their work. Beyond that, each feature is primarily an interview to help you get to know these future stars a little better, before they burn too brightly. We’ll discuss their influences, their passions, their projects, their backgrounds, and their techniques.

The series primarily focuses on the incredibly talented crop of students past and present of Aberystwyth University’s English department, its English Literature and Creative Writing department. The aim is to show the breadth and personality of the writers rising out of the ranks of this creatively established and esteemed university.


Rising Writers #1 – Daniel Abbott

Who are you, where you’re from, and what makes you tick? I’m Dan(iel, I don’t really mind) Abbott, 21 years of age. I was born and raised in a small Welsh town called Brecon and I haven’t really been able to get away from it since…