Biographical notes from the fly-leaf of The Rag Parade (1972):
John Summers decided to turn full-time writer five years ago when an anti-apartheid article forced him to flee from South Africa. He contributes to leading London newspapers and magazines, and his first novel, The Disaster, tells the story of a journalist fighting for the rights of desecrated Welsh village against the greed and ignorance of British bureaucracy.
His second NEL novel, Dylan, is a towering recreation of the myth of the poet as society’s sacrifical victim. Its background is based on his own experiences as a child and young adult in Llanstephan.