Rachel Trezise

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Rachel Trezise (born 1978) is a Welsh author, born in Cwmparc, Rhondda.

Background and career[edit]

Trezise studied at the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) in Wales and University of Limerick in Ireland. Her first novel, In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl, released in 2002 while she was still as a student, received broad critical acclaim. Harpers & Queen named Trezise as the 'new face of literature' in 2003.[1] In October 2006, Trezise won the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize (for writers under 30), the world's richest literary prize,[2] for her book of short stories, Fresh Apples, describing life in the mining valleys in South Wales. In 2007, Parthian Books published Dial M for Merthyr, Trezise's account of her time spent on tour with Welsh rock band Midasuno. Her family is of Cornish origin.


  • In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl. Cardigan, Wales: Parthian, 2000.
  • Wales Half Welsh. London: Bloomsbury, 2004.
  • Urban Welsh: New Welsh Fiction. Cardigan, Wales: Parthian, 2005.
  • Sideways Glances. Cardigan, Wales: Parthian, 2005.
  • Fresh Apples. Cardigan, Wales: Parthian, 2005. ISBN 1-902638-57-3.
  • Bit on the Side. Cardigan, Wales: Parthian, 2007.
  • Dial M for Merthyr. Cardigan, Wales: Parthian, 2007.
  • The Empty Page: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth. Serpent's Tail, 2008.
  • Loose Connections. Accent, 2010.
  • Sixteen Shades of Crazy. 2010, Blue Door.
  • Cosmic LatteBlue Door. Cardigan, Wales: Parthian, 2013.



  1. ^ "Rachel Trezise". BBC Wales Online. Archived from the original on 26 August 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2007. 
  2. ^ "The Dylan Thomas Prize". Retrieved 21 May 2007. 

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