Woman Who Brings the Rain: A Memoir of Hokkaido, Japan is the first book by UEA alumna Eluned Gramich and is published this week by New Welsh Review on its eBook imprint New Welsh Rarebyte. Eluned’s memoir was the winner of the inaugural WWF Cymru Prize for Writing On Nature & The Environment at the New Welsh Writing Awards earlier this year and describes her stay on the remote Hokkaido island in the far north of Japan during her time as a Daiwa Scholar in 2012. 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 in March this year. Her short stories have been widely published, including most recently in the collection New Welsh Short Stories from Seren, and she is currently working on her first novel.