Seren poet Rhiannon Hooson receives Literature Wales Bursary

29 January 2019 - 10:12am

Seren poet Rhiannon Hooson receives Literature Wales Bursary

29 January 2019 - 10:12am

Literature Wales has just announced its investment in new writing and literary talent with its list of 2019 Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring Scheme recipients. 

Among the writers being supported this year is Seren poet Rhiannon Hooson, whose debut collection The Other City was published in 2016. 20 of the 26 writers are first-time recipients of a bursary, and 14 are unpublished authors.

Literature Wales Chief Executive, Lleucu Siencyn, said: “This year’s Bursary and Mentoring recipients represent the strength and diversity of writing in Wales, and outstanding literary talent. My tip for literary agents who are talent spotting and seeking the next big thing – look at these distinctive voices from Wales. Through encouraging creativity, experimentation and risk-taking, we look forward to a wealth of new writing from Wales.”

See the full list of bursary and mentorship recipients on the Literature Wales website.