05/03/2015

Eluned Gramich wins New Welsh Writing Award

UEA alumna Eluned Gramich has won the inaugural New Welsh Writing Award for her essay Scenes from a Hokkaidan Life, a memoir of her stay on the remote Hokkaido island in the far north of Japan during her time as a Daiwa Scholar in 2012.  She was presented with the £1,000 prize by judge Mark Cocker at a ceremony in Aberystwyth last week, and her work will also be published in e-book format by New Welsh Review later this year. Eluned (pictured) was born in Haverfordwest and completed a BA in English at Oxford University in 2010 before graduating from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA in 2012.  She is the translator of the German short story collection Goldfish Memory by Monique Schwitter, which was published in the UK by Parthian Books last month, and is currently working on her first novel.

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