Swansea poet and author Nigel Jenkins dies aged 64
- 28 January 2014
- From the section South West Wales
The Swansea-born poet and author Nigel Jenkins, a former winner of the Welsh Book of the Year award, has died.
The 64-year-old was a director of Swansea University's creative writing programme.
Jenkins, who lived in Mumbles, Swansea, also wrote prose, plays, literary criticism and scripts for the BBC.
A spokesperson for publisher Gomer Press said: "Wales has lost an advocator of Welsh writing in English."
Jenkins also co-edited the Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales.
Literature Wales' chief executive officer Lleucu Siencyn said: "Nigel Jenkins was a shining example of a writer who transgressed traditional boundaries, flourishing as an academic, artist, journalist and dramatist.
"Anyone who knew Nigel will remember his humour, humility and genuineness alongside his legacy - a varied and consistently outstanding body of work".