The Writers of Wales Database
Journalist and columnist with The Western Mail. Mario was born in 1943, the son of an Italian cafe owner. After gaining a degree in English from Aberystwyth University, he spent a brief period teaching the subject at a Cardiff secondary school before joining The Western Mail as a trainee. He has done every journalistic job on the newspaper, apart from sub editing and designing. He was the literary editor for four years. He has also presented programmes on BBC Wales, Radio Wales and Radio 5. He writes and broadcasts on a wide range of subjects. Mario had an article entitled ’Lime, Lemon and Internment’ published in The New Welsh Review, 1992, pp58–60.
Real Merthyr (Seren, 2008)
Homeland (contributor) (Gomer, 1996)
The Century Collection, An Anthology of Best Writing in the Western Mail through the 20th Century (contributor) (Breedon Books, 1999)
All Roads Lead to Merthyr (contributor) (Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful, 2006)