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John will be discussing his relationship with punk rock, The Mekons and South Wales.

John L. Williams is an author, journalist and screenwriter. He has written eleven books, including the acclaimed Cardiff Trilogy, published by Bloomsbury and translated into half a dozen languages, and, most recently, the acclaimed biographies Michael X (for which he is currently writing a screenplay), America’s Mistress: The Life & Times of Eartha Kitt and Miss Shirley Bassey (Times music book of the year – ‘wildly entertaining, someone should make a movie’). He was literary editor of The Face, Arena and GQ magazines at one time or another. He is currently the crime fiction critic for the Mail On Sunday. For the last ten years he has programmed and organised the Laugharne Weekend literary festival in West Wales.