Ask Angharad Price
Author Angharad Price lives in Caernarfon with her family. Angharad is also a lecturer in the Welsh Department at Bangor University and is a tutor with Learn Welsh North West.
This interview has been published as part of Amdani – the Learn Welsh Festival of Reading. More information about the festival is available here.
What was your favourite book as a child?
Mari Trwyn Smwt by Morfudd Williams. It was a small hardcover book from the 1960s, with black and white pictures. It told the story of a rabbit called Mari who lived alone and read a newspaper. That's all I remember. But I really liked this rabbit!
Favourite book as an adult?
The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima was fantastic. But when I read Anna Karenina by Tolstoi (a very long process), the novel made an unforgettable impression on me. When I finished the novel I couldn't speak for a little while.
What book has influenced you the most?
I look in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (Dictionary of the Welsh Language), almost every day, to get the history of a word or to understand the exact meaning of a word. Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru is a treasure.
Where do you write?
I usually write in my study in the attic of the house. But when it's really cold, I sit in my bed and put the laptop on my lap. The very worst thing for your back!
What inspires you to write?
Everything. I think about writing all day every day. Every conversation, every encounter, and everything I see or hear, or read can be an inspiration. The greatest achievement is to turn the inspiration into a memorable piece.
Any advice to someone who wants to start writing?
Go for it! Read every day, write every day - and persevere.