Sara Gethin is a pen name of award-winning author Wendy White. She grew up in Llanelli, an industrial town in south west Wales, and graduated in theology and philosophy from Lampeter University. She has been a primary school teacher, an assistant in a children's library, a childminder and now she writes for and about children.
Her first children's book won the Tir na-nOg Award in 2014 and 'Not Thomas', her debut novel for adults, was shortlisted for the Guardian's 2017 Not the Booker prize and the Waverton Good Read Award 2018. Her work has also been shortlisted for the Colm Toibin International Short Story Award. She was selected for the Hay Festival Writers at Work programme in 2018.
While west Wales remains her home, Sara is a frequent visitor to Ireland where she loves spending time browsing the many bookstores of Dublin.
Website & Blog: saragethin.com