Eluned Gramich

Eluned Gramich (1989) is a German-Welsh writer and translator. She lived in Japan and Germany for several years before returning to Wales to pursue her PhD Creative and Critical Writing at Aberystwyth and Cardiff Universities, funded by the SWW DTP. She has settled in Aberystwyth where she works as a librarian in the National Library of Wales. She spends her free time learning languages, going for rambles in the countryside, or just relaxing in the garden on sunny days with her husband and daughter. Her memoir about Hokkaido, Woman Who Brings the Rain (2015), won the New Welsh Writing Awards, was shortlisted for a Wales Book of the Year Award and selected for international promotion by Wales Literature Exchange in 2016. Her stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Rarebit: New Welsh Fiction (Parthian, 2014), New Welsh Short Stories (Seren, 2015), and anthology of young Welsh and European authors Zero Hours on the Boulevard: Tales of Independence and Belonging (Parthian, 2019). Her non-fiction writing in English has been published in Wales Arts Review, New Welsh Review, and World Literature Online, and her writing in Welsh in Pedwar o’r Gwynt. Her translation of a short story collection by the Swiss author Monique Schwitter was published as Goldfish Memory (Parthian, 2015). Most recently, a short story, ‘Arawn and her dogs’ was commissioned and broadcast on Radio 4’s Short Works programme. Her début novel, Windstill, is out in November 2022 with Honno.

She was part of the Ulysses Shelter residency programme during 2020 -2022 working online as circumstances made travel impossible for her. The project  allowed her to explore the complexities of European cultural and linguistic identities in Slovenia and Croatia.

Eluned’s website has more detailed information about her work