(Please note that “context” is not an assessed element of this component of the WJEC GCSE in English Literature.)
Owen Sheers is an author, poet and playwright, who was born in Suva, Fiji, in 1974, and was brought up, from the age of nine, in the village of Llanddewi Rhydderch near Abergavenny. He read English at New College, Oxford and then went on to study an MA in Creative Writing at University of East Anglia, under the former poet laureate Andrew Motion.
In an interview with the Wales Arts Review in 2013, Sheers claimed to be ‘interested in the concept of the writer as a conduit for other voices beyond their own; in using poetry and theatre to bridge the distances that appear to be ever widening in our society’.
Owen Sheers is currently Professor of Creativity at Swansea University.
 ‘Poetry Interview: Owen Sheers’, Wales Arts Review, 11 June 2013. Available HERE!