Owen Sheers

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Birthday
20, 1974
Birthplace
Suva, Fiji
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Suva, Fiji

About

Poet, author, and performer whose debut poetry collection, The Blue Book, was nominated for the Wales Book of the Year.

Before Fame

He received his master's degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia.

Trivia

His first novel, Resistance, was nominated for the 2008 Writer's Guild of Great Britain Best Book Award and was translated into ten languages.

Family Life

He was born in Suva, Fiji and was raised in Abergavenny, South Wales. He married Katherine Sheers. 

Associated With

He based his one-man play, "Unicorns, almost," on the life of World War II-era poet Keith Douglas. The play was first performed by actor Joseph Fiennes.