Welcome to the website of Alison Layland
Writer and translator
I am the author of two novels, both published by Honno Welsh Women’s Press, and my translation work has included many published fiction and non-fiction books; please see my Translation page for an overview.
My most recent novel, Riverflow, was published in June 2019. In August of that year, Waterstones chose it as their Welsh Book of the Month, saying “The devastating effects of climate change are brought terrifyingly close to home in a gripping psychological novel exploring family, community and loss.” Set on the banks of the River Severn on the Welsh border, it has become increasingly relevant since publication as the effects of climate change are felt, with floods and protest alike.
My debut novel, Someone Else’s Conflict, was published in 2014 and is a compelling narrative of trust and betrayal, storytelling and war, love, loyalty and honour, that sweeps the reader from present-day Yorkshire to the 1990s conflict in Croatia.
Watch the book trailer for Riverflow:
Watch the book trailer for Someone Else’s Conflict: