Alex Wharton is an award-winning writer and performer of poetry for adults and children. His First Book of poetry for children Daydreams and Jellybeans was shortlisted for the Wales Book Of The Year Award 2022, The North Somerset Teacher’s Book Awards, The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards and was named as a National Poetry Day recommended read.
He is widely published in the sector and has collaborated with Literature Wales, Cadw, The National Dance Company Of Wales, Welsh Government, British Council of literature, Welsh Libraries and many schools, trusts and festivals including Hay Festival and Edinburgh International book Festival.
In 2021 Alex was commissioned by Hay Festival to create a poem with children that would be read to Her Royal Highness, Queen Consort at a ceremony held in Hay-On-Wye. Alex’s second collection of poems Red Sky At Night: A Poet’s Delight will be published with Firefly Press in 2024.
Alex was chosen as Children's Laureate for Wales 2023-2025