Sian Melangell DafyddWe are very happy indeed that Siân Melangell Dafydd will be joining the department this semester to teach Creative Writing.

Siân is an author, poet and translator. Her first published novel, Y Trydydd Peth (The Third Thing; Gomer, 2009) won her the coveted 2009 National Eisteddfod Literature Medal. She writes in both Welsh and English and often collaborates with artists of other disciplines (dancer Sioned Huws’ Aomori Project; the book Ancestral Houses: the Lost Mansions of Wales/Tai Mawr a Mieri: Plastai Coll Cymru with poet Damian Walford Davies and artist Paul White [Gomer 2012]).  She is the co-editor of the literary review Taliesin and Y Neuadd online literary magazine which nurtures new voices.  Her second Welsh language novel is to be published by Gomer in 2014.

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