The Writers of Wales Database
Zillah was born in Papua New Guinea and now lives near Bridgend with two children, two cats and her husband. She is a graduate of Wadham College in Oxford and has published her short fiction in New Welsh Review. Her short story 'We wear watches' was overall winner of the Ashes 2000 competition. Zillah received an Academi New Writers' bursary in 2008 and has since published two novels with Seren. Zillah is a Member of Academi.
With respect to Seahorses Are Real (Seren, 2009)
”…Bethell…writes lyrically and with insight and understanding. It’s a powerful and beautifully written, debut novel that makes for uncomfortable reading, but offers some understanding of the awful effects of depression on individuals and those who love them…”
Steve Dube, Western Mail
Seahorses Are Real (Seren, 2009)
Le Temps des Cerises (Seren, 2010)