Christopher Meredith

Christopher Meredith

Christopher Meredith is an award-winning novelist, poet and translator. His debut novel, Shifts, is regarded as a Welsh modern classic, topping the English language selection of Wales Arts Review’s ‘Greatest Welsh Novel of All Time’, and coming second to the overall winner Un Nos Ola Leuad by Caradog Prichard. Prizes include an Eric Gregory Award, the Arts Council of Wales…

Alison Layland

Alison Layland

Alison Layland is a writer and literary translator who studied languages at Cambridge University. She first started writing short stories and flash fiction in Welsh when she moved to the Tanat Valley in 1997 and a language course led the way to creative writing classes. By then a fluent Welsh speaker, she won the short…

Philip Gross

Philip Gross

Philip Gross has published some twenty collections of poetry, including A Bright Acoustic (Bloodaxe, 2017), winning the T.S.Eliot Prize in 2009, and a Cholmondeley Award in 2017. From 2004 to 2017 he was Professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Wales. He is a keen collaborator – with artist Valerie Coffin Price on A Fold In The River (Seren, 2015)…

Helen Docherty

Helen Docherty

Helen Docherty is an award-winning children’s writer. She has written several rhyming picture books, including The Snatchabook, which has been translated into 20 languages. Her books have been staged as plays (and even as an opera for school children) and shortlisted for several national awards. Helen has four books currently in production, in the UK and the…

Paula Brackston

Paula Brackston

Paula Brackston is the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter and other historical fantasy novels. She also wrote Nutters and Village Fate: A Country Tale of Cooks, Crooks and Chickens under the pseudonym P. J. Davy; and the fantasy crime Brothers Grimm Mystery series under P. J. Brackston. She has been shortlisted for Crème de la Crime and Mind…

Francesca Howell

Francesca Howell

Francesca leads on our community development and outreach programmes, which aim to engage and empower authors, poets, screenwriters, translators and illustrators, at all stages of their careers, throughout the UK.