Sign up to the Newsletter for the latest news from the Baillie Gifford Prize

You are here

The Man Who Went into the West

The Man Who Went into the West

R S Thomas is accepted, along with Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin and Seamus Heaney, as one of the great post-war British poets. All his life, he was a minister in the Church of Wales, at a succession of increasingly remote country parishes. This is a hilarious story of this man's life, and that of his household.

About the Author

Byron Rogers


BYRON ROGERS is the author of The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L.Carr (‘A miniature masterpiece of social history’ – Simon Jenkins in The Times.); The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail; Travels on the Wilder Side of Wales (‘Completely mad and very charming’ – Jeremy Paxman, Observer Books of the Year) and many others. He lives in Carmarthen and Northamptonshire.