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Literary Atlas is an interactive online atlas that offers a range of maps which locate English-language novels set in Wales.



Explore the Country


Explore the varied landscape and culture of Anglophone Wales through twelve unique books set in Wales and its borderlands. Click on a novel cover to learn more.


Cover of Aberystwyth Mon Amour Cover of Border Country Cover of Mr Vogel Cover of Pigeon Cover of Revenant Cover of Sheepshagger Cover of Shifts Cover of Strike for a Kingdom Cover of The Hiding Place Cover of The Owl Service Cover of The Rebecca Rioter Cover of Twenty Thousand Saints
Literary Atlas includes maps which locate the main geographical locations of all English-language novels in the Welsh collections of Cardiff University, Swansea University, and the National Library of Wales. Explore the locations.

Discover the Literature


Learn more about how the novels were chosen.


Cover of Aberystwyth Mon Amour
Cover of Border Country
Cover of Mr Vogel
Cover of Pigeon
Cover of Revenant
Cover of Sheepshagger
Cover of Shifts
Cover of Strike for a Kingdom
Cover of The Hiding Place
Cover of The Owl Service
Cover of The Rebecca Rioter
Cover of Twenty Thousand Saints

Meet the Authors


Listen to authors read passages from their novels and go behind the scenes with video and audio recordings of interviews with the authors talking about their motivation for writing about Wales. Click on an author to learn more.


Profile photo of Malcolm Pryce
Profile photo of Raymond Williams
Profile photo of Lloyd Jones
Profile photo of Alys Conran
Profile photo of Tristan Hughes
Profile photo of Niall Griffiths
Profile photo of Christopher Meredith
Profile photo of Menna Gallie
Profile photo of Trezza Azzopardi
Profile photo of Alan Garner
Profile photo of Amy Dillwyn
Profile photo of Fflur Dafydd

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