Merryn Williams is a poet, critic, translator and editor, and was the co-founder of The Interpreter’s House. Her publications include Six Women Novelists (Macmillan, 1987), Preface to Hardy (Macmillan, 1993), Wilfred Owen (Seren, 1993); a novel, The Chalet Girls Grow Up (Plas Gwyn Books 1998); and a continuation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, The Watsons (Pen Press 2005). She has published ﬁve poetry collections, of which the latest is The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press, 2019); and has edited three anthologies also published by Shoestring, The Georgians 1901-1930: An Anthology (2009), Poems for Jeremy Corbyn (2016) and Poems for the Year 2020: Eighty Poets on the Pandemic (2021). Her edition of Federico García Lorca’s Selected Poems was published by Bloodaxe Books in 1992, including the first published English translations of the Sonnets of Dark Love; a new edition is published in October 2021.
Books by Merryn Williams