My People


Caradoc Evans’s first collection of short-stories, entitled ‘My People’, brought him instant fame. In his stories, he presents a consistently unmerciful picture of a peculiar folk community; trampled by religion and kept by unprofitable land. Every action is motivated by greed and hypocrisy, leading to suffering and death. His work was judged by many a Welshmen who condemned his abuse of the concepts that shaped the Welsh life and character. However, Evans was commended by a more objective reading audience who admired the originality of his outlook. ‘My People’ is Caradoc Evans’s most powerful and memorable collection, it was also the most famous written to date by an Anglo-Welsh writer.