Kevin Dyer

Kevin lives in the UK and is Associate Artist for Farnham Maltings, Associate Writer for ATT, associate for the Welsh Arts Council and Lead Artist for Storm in the North. He was recently digital writer in residence for international writing organisation ‘Writing on the Wall’. He has also been resident writer at Queens uni, Belfast. He works as a dramaturg and writing mentor, and has won or been shortlisted for many playwriting prizes. These include: Winner: Inspirational Playwright Award. Presented by Assitej International at their World Congress in Cape Town. Winner: UK Theatre Awards. Best Play. 'The Hobbit', adapted by Kevin Dyer. Winner: Writers’ Guild of GB. Best Play for Young Audiences, ‘The Monster Under the Bed’. Twice winner, Olwen Wymark Award for supporting other writers. He has been long-listed, shortlisted, and published many times as a writer of short prose fiction and as a poet. He has just finished his first novel, ‘Marion’. It’s about being different and struggling to be free – in a quirky, parallel sort of way – because Marion is a cow. He works internationally, most recently in Canada and Australia.

Somewhere near the edge of Wales, in the Llŷn Peninsula, two gateposts stand in a nameless field. For playwright Kevin Dyer, these posts become the locus of a number of stories that interweave the lives of the local fictional community with the slow rhythms of an ever-present landscape.