RhysTranter-SelfPortrait-September2017 Bright.pngMy name is Rhys Tranter, and I am a writer and photographer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. I am the author of Beckett’s Late Stage: Trauma, Language, and Subjectivity (2018). I’ve published essays, reviews, and interviews in the Times Literary Supplement, the San Francisco ChronicleThe Spectator, The Quarterly Conversation3:AM Magazine, Lincoln Center’s The Score, and a number of books and periodicals. I have been invited to speak at the University of Oxford, the University of St Andrews, and Trinity College Dublin. I am on the Board of the Samuel Beckett Society, and have co-edited its official newsletter, The Beckett Circle, since 2012. (See CV)

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About the Site

RhysTranter.com is a blog offering commentary and analysis across literature, philosophy, and the arts. In 2016, the site was selected to become part of the British Library’s permanent UK Web Archive.

RhysTranter.com has been linked to by a number of prominent cultural figures and organizations, including The New York Times, Wired MagazineJoyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Hari Kunzru, Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Sterling, David Lynch FoundationGrove Atlantic, Vintage BooksEdinburgh Book FestivalOpen Culture, Brain Pickings, The Goldsmiths Prize, Cambridge University PressThe New York Review of Books, City Lights BookstoreMusic & Literature, and Random House.

discover-badge-circle-rhystranter-comRhysTranter.com has also been featured as an Editor’s Pick on WordPress Discover. The selected piece was an interview with Carolyn Cocca for her book, Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation (Bloomsbury, 2016). Carolyn Cocca discussed how women superheroes are changing the we way think about contemporary femininity. You can find out more about the selection here.

A Piece of Monologue

In 2007, I started A Piece of Monologue, a website that won 3:AM Magazine Blog of the Year 2009. The site was referenced or linked to by a number of major cultural outlets, including The New YorkerThe GuardianBookforum, Le MondeThe Paris Review, 3:AM Magazine, Open Culture, The QuietusFlavorwire, Beckett International Foundation, The American ReaderSlateStanford University, The WireMax’s Kansas City, The VergeThe Spectator, BBC Ireland, and The Criterion Collection. RhysTranter.com is the new home of A Piece of Monologue.


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