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GOODWIN , GERAINT ( 1903 - 1941 ), author ;

the son of Richard and Mary Jane Goodwin , he was b. at Llanllwchaearn, Mont. , 1 May 1903 . He attended Towyn County School , and from 1922 to 1938 lived by journalism and authorship in London . In 1932 he m. Rhoda Margaret , dau. of Harold Storey . His first books were Conversations with George Moore ( 1929 ) and the semi-autobiographical Call Back Yesterday ( 1935 ). He then turned to fiction and Welsh subjects, with The Heyday in the Blood ( 1936 ), The White Farm , (short stories; 1937 ), Watch for the Morning ( 1938 ), and Come Michaelmas ( 1939 ). His stories of Wales and the Border are vivid and earthy. After his return to Wales he lived in Upper Corris and then in Montgomery , where he d. 10 Oct. 1941 .

Sources:

  • Personal knowledge;
  • [ Sam Adams , Geraint Goodwin , 1975 (1975) .
  • Sam Adams and Roland Mathias , The Collected Short Stories of Geraint Goodwin , 1976 (1976) ].

Author:

Professor Gwyn Jones, M.A., (1907-99), Aberystwyth / Cardiff

Published date: 2001