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Swansea, March 2015

Dr Heather Williams (Centre for Advanced and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth) and Jamie Harris (Aberystwyth University) are this year’s winners of the prestigious M. Wynn Thomas Prize for outstanding academic work in the field of Welsh Writing in English. Once again, submissions were of a very high quality, and the judging panel (Dr Matthew Jarvis, Aberystwyth University/University of Wales Trinity St David, Dr Aidan Byrne, Wolverhampton University and Dr Alyce von Rothkirch, Swansea University) were hard-pushed to arrive at a decision. The panel felt that the winners’ work showed exceptional scholarship as well as the willingness to explore new territory.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsorship of University of Wales Press. Winners receive £150 each and a full set of the Library of Wales titles published by Parthian Books, whom we would also like to thank for their generous gift.

The prize will be awarded at the annual conference of the Association of Welsh Writing in English, ‘The Country and the City: Rural and Urban Wales’, to be held at Gregynog Hall, Powys, 27-29 March 2015.