sarah broughton

writer & artist


Penelope Mortimer (January 2010)

I've been commissioned to write an article on the late, great Penelope Mortimer for the New Welsh Review.  It should be appearing in the summer issue. 

Blogmania (August 2009)

I've been invited to write a series of blogs for the New Welsh review website. Please see or the blog section of this website for details.

Audio version of Other Useful Numbers (March 2009)

Launch of Cerys Matthews' recording of Other Useful Numbers Saturday 21st March in Borders, Cardiff.

Author's Notes (17 January 2009)

An article in the Western Mail on writing my first novel. To read it, click here.

"A writer to watch ..."  (January 2009)

Listed as a "writer to watch" in Susie Wild's article on Welsh women writers (Mslexia, Issue 40, Jan-March 2009). At last!

Life Writing (Winter 2008)

I ran some workshops on life writing at the Grimsby Literature Festival in October 2008 (programme).  Read my thoughts on the genre in New Welsh Review, Issue 82, Winter 2008

My next book ... (10 March 2008)

I've been awarded an Academi bursary which will buy me time to research and write a creative non-fiction biography of Welsh actress Anna Kashfi, who made it to Hollywood and married Marlon Brando. See the Academi website for more details.

Edith Piaf on BBC4 (15 February 2008)

Edith Piaf: singing her life is on BBC FOUR at 9pm, Friday 15th February. Written and researched by me and narrated by Harriet Walter.

Book signing at Borders (14 February 2008)

Book signing at Borders

Aled Islwyn (left), Lewis Davies and I celebrated Valentine's Day by handing out roses and chocolates to customers at Borders, Cardiff, during a lunchtime signing. Many thank to Borders for hosting the event and to my publishers Parthian for all the arrangements.  We followed on with readings to a packed house at Chapter Arts Centre that evening. 

Love and Other Possibilities (14 February 2008)

Other Useful Numbers is launched at 8pm at Chapter in Cardiff, also on Valentine's Day. I'll be reading (brief) extracts from my novel and chatting with Lewis Davis of Parthian about things Valentino - oh, okay, here's the blurb:

Parthian Books invites you to consider love and other possibilities by celebrating Valentine’s Day with readings from and discussion of three new titles: Other Useful Numbers by Cardiff-based Sarah Broughton is a moving and hilarious debut novel about love, dependence, disappearance and recovery. Welsh Book of the Year winner Aled Islwyn’s Out With It features contrasting tales set in the mental minefields of murder and manipulation, suicide and sex, desire and deceit. Love and Other Possibilities is a wonderfully witty collection of short stories by award-winning writer Lewis Davies that focus on the adventures of love and beyond.

Reading at Peppermintpatti (3 February 2008)

Sarah reading at ChapterTonight I did my first reading from my novel, Other Useful Numbers, at an evening hosted by Peppermintpatti at Chapter in Cardiff. A bit scary! But the audience - who were there to see The Mentalists and other female fronted bands- were attentive and very generous. Thank you!

Sarah Broughton