Two Seren authors among the Learned Society of Wales’ 44 New Fellows

18 May 2017 - 10:54am

Two Seren authors among the Learned Society of Wales’ 44 New Fellows

18 May 2017 - 10:54am

In the 2017 election of new Fellows to the Learned Society of Wales, two Seren writers are among the 44 to have been elected: Jasmine Donahaye and Christopher Meredith.

Election to Fellowship is a public recognition of academic excellence, and LSW Fellowship is keenly competed. Fellows are elected following a rigorous examination of their achievements in their relevant fields.  This election further strengthened the Society’s Fellowship by adding 44 new Fellows to its ranks, including two new Honorary Fellows, the former President of Ireland Professor Mary McAleese and Lord Stewart Sutherland, Baron Sutherland of Houndwood. The Society now has more than 460 Fellows, distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who are prominent figures within their respective academic disciplines or professions.

Dr Jasmine Donahaye is among the new Fellows working in Welsh culture. Her memoir Losing Israel was the 2016 winner of the Wales Book of the Year Open University in Wales Creative Non-Fiction Award. She has eight years working in Welsh publishing, including two years as editor of Planet, and is Associate Professor at Swansea University.

Christopher Meredith joins the Fellows working in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. He is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing, University of South Wales. He is an award-winning author of four novels and three collections of poetry and also tranlsates Welsh to English. Prizes include an Eric Gregory Award, the Arts Council of Wales Young Writer Prize and the Fiction Prize. His most recent novel is The Book of Idiots (2012).