Siân Melangell Dafydd

Siân Melangell Dafydd is an author, poet and translator. Her first published novel, Y Trydydd Peth (The Third Thing; Gomer, 2009) won her the coveted 2009 National Eisteddfod Literature Medal. She writes in both Welsh and English and often collaborates with artists of other disciplines (dancer Sioned Huws’ Aomori Project; the book Ancestral Houses: the Lost Mansions of Wales/Tai Mawr a Mieri: Plastai Coll Cymru with poet Damian Walford Davies and artist Paul White [Gomer 2012]).  She is the co-editor of the literary review Taliesin and which nurtures new voices.  Her second Welsh language novel is to be published by Gomer in 2015.  She publishes fiction and poetry in magazines and anthologies, most recenty, her story ‘Hospital Field’ was published in The Best British Short Stories 2014, and her poem ‘Big Cats’ has been selected for The Best British Poetry 2015.  She currently teaches Creative Writing at the American University of Paris and is a yoga teacher.