The Library Service is delighted to be the custodian of the Lionel Fanthorpe Collection & Archive. It will be kept with other notable collections (Ceramics Collection, Artists’ Books Collection, archive material relating to Cardiff School of Art & Design, the Archives of Howard Gardens Gallery and more) in our Special Collections Room which is on the 2nd floor of Llandaff Library.
We were privileged for Lionel to visit Cardiff Met last week to celebrate the inauguration of the collection. He spoke about his extraordinary writing process and engaged in a Q&A session with students from our Creative Writing course. What an inspiration!
A display of a selection of his books, the cover artwork, pages from his writer’s ledger and the reel-to-reel tape recorder he used to dictate many of these novels can now been seen on the ground floor of Llandaff Library.
If you would like any further information about our Special Collections, or to arrange a group workshop or a time to visit these collections, please email SpecialCollections@cardiffmet.ac.uk