Dylan’s Whodunnits

The great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas had a passion for detective stories.

This episode is hosted by Guy Cuthbertson. His guest is John Goodby, a Professor of Arts and Culture at Sheffield Hallam University, and an expert on Dylan Thomas.  He edited The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas and has co-authored a biography of Thomas. He is also a poet, translator and arts organiser.

Members of the Shedunnit Book Club can hear more of Guy and John’s conversation as they cover 1930s poets beyond Dylan Thomas in this bonus episode.

Spoiler for The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie at 21:17.

Mentioned in this episode:
Murder’s A Swine by Nap Lombard
The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, edited by John Goodby
Dylan Thomas by John Goodby and Chris Wigginton
The Death of the King’s Canary by Dylan Thomas and John Davenport
Ellery Queen’s Poetic Justice, edited by Ellery Queen
— The Three Weird Sisters (screenplay)
The Beach of Falesá, novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Thomas
The Doctor and the Devils by Dylan Thomas
— “The Waste Land” by T. S. Eliot, collected in The Waste Land
Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide by Barry Foreshaw
— “The Pleasure Principle” by Philip Larkin, collected in Philip Larkin: The Complete Poems
— “Fern Hill” by Dylan Thomas
— “Altawise by Owl Light” by Dylan Thomas
The Oxford Book of English Verse
After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
— “Deaths and Entrances” by Dylan Thomas
— “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas
— “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” by Dylan Thomas
— “A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London” by Dylan Thomas
— “Among those Killed in the Dawn Raid was a Man Aged a Hundred” by Dylan Thomas
— “Return Journey,” radio broadcast by Dylan Thomas

More Shedunnit episodes:
The Death of the Country House
Dorothy L Sayers Solves Her Mystery
A Mysterious Glossary

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