52Authors: Meet Angela Fish

Angela Fish - Alumna author

As we launch our 52Authors project on World Book Day 2019, we welcome Angela Fish as our first graduate writer.

Angela Fish is an MPhil Literature graduate (1995) and was also Principal Lecturer at the former University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Intergenerational Practice. 

Born in Cardiff and raised in Tongwynlais, Angela’s earliest inspiration was borne from the splendid Castell Coch overlooking the village.  

It wasn’t until Angela returned to full-time study that she had the opportunity to dedicate herself to creative writing. Poetry was her early focus and she had several poems accepted for publication in magazines, together with a critical article on the work of the Welsh writer, Menna Gallie. In 2014 and 2015, she was awarded both a runner-up prize and a highly commended place in Writers’ Forum magazine poetry competition.  

Angela focused on writing for children in her early retirement with her first book – Ben and the Spider Gate – accepted for publication in 2014.


Angela Fish - alumni authorAs we mark World Book Day today - a focus for celebrating authors, illustrators, and books (most specifically those that appeal to children) we share Angela’s most recent publication - ‘The Captain’s Favourite Treasure’.  

“Join Tom on his adventure across the ocean as he searches for the captain’s favourite treasure. Can he find it before Captain Crank leaves him behind on Pirate Island?  

With lively language, quirky illustrations and a surprise ending, The Captain’s Favourite Treasure is a picture book that young readers will enjoy time and time again.”

More about Angela, including where to buy her book, within her Alumni Authors listing.

52-AUTHORS-logo-web.jpgInterested in who our graduate authors are?  We'll be continuing to build our online authors bookshelf throughout the year and would welcome notification about those we've not yet listed. Please email us. 

Visit to take a sneak peek at authors who will undoubtedly feature in the weeks to come.

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