The Chosen People: Wales and the Jews

The Chosen People: Wales and the Jews

Genre: Non-Fiction
Tag: Moved from Wrexham

The histories of the Welsh people and the Jewish people have entwined in a number of ways over the centuries. The Chosen People uses extracts from Welsh literature to show the two nations have interacted both in Wales and elsewhere.

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About the Book

Drawing its sources from poetry, drama, novels, short stories, memoirs and a screenplay, the book reveals the variety of Welsh responses to the Jewish people from the sixth century to the present day, from conversionism to comradeship, and from scepticism to solidarity.

About the Author
Grahame Davies

Grahame Davies is a Welsh poet, author and lyricist, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. As a much-sought-after lyricist, he collaborates extensively with composers and wrote the words for the song 'Sacred Fire', which, with Sarah Class's music performed by South African soprano Pretty Yende, was one of the musical highlights of the Coronation of King Charles III in May 2023, and was described by Andrew Lloyd Webber as 'mesmerising'. .