Emily Blewitt awarded Literature Wales Bursary

27 March 2018 - 02:46pm

Emily Blewitt awarded Literature Wales Bursary

27 March 2018 - 02:46pm

The list of successful writers receiving bursaries from Literature Wales this year is led by women, and features Seren poet Emily Blewitt, whose debut collection This Is Not A Rescue was published in 2017.

In announcing the names of 25 writers who will be supported this year, Literature Wales stated: “these are unique and distinctive voices with powerful stories to tell”. The awards offer support by enabling writers to focus on developing a specific work in progress across a twelve-month period, and genres include novels, short stories, children’s literature, poetry, and a Welsh-language graphic novel.

This year’s diverse and strongly female-led list proves that talent doesn't discriminate, and we’re proud that our Bursaries and Mentoring scheme offers practical support to this exciting range of writers whether they’re embarking on their careers or at the top of their game and striving for excellence. These are unique and distinctive voices with powerful stories to tell. Congratulations to all.
– Lleucu Siencyn, Literature Wales Chief Executive

This year’s recipients are: Emily Blewitt, Zillah Bowes, Selena Caemawr, Briony Collins, Claire Fayers, William Gwyn, Rosalind Hudis, Iwan Huws, Beverley Jones, Joanna Jones, Cynan Jones, Stephanie Mahon, Hayley Mills, Rufus Mufasa, Katie Munnik, Siôn Tomos Owen, Jemima Roberts, Durre Shahwar, Christina Thatcher, Louise Walsh, and Elizabeth Wilson. Read more about each writer on the Literature Wales website.