Gareth Evans-Jones is from the island of Anglesey in north Wales and is a lecturer in Philosophy and Religion at Bangor University, as well as a writer of prose, poetry and drama.
In 2018, he published his first novel, Eira Llwyd (Gwasg y Bwthyn), which follows the stories of three Jews during the Holocaust. Since then, he has published a volume of photographs and poetic literature, Cylchu Cymru (Y Lolfa), edited a volume of micro fiction, Can Curiad (Gwasg y Bwthyn), and this summer, his second novel, Y Cylch (Gwasg y Bwthyn), will be published. This July also sees the publication of the first anthology of LGBTQ+ literature in the Welsh language, Curiadau (Barddas), which he edited, and in 2024, his first volume of poetry will also be published by the same press.
He has won awards for his creative work including the National Eisteddfod Drama Medal in 2019 and 2021, and the 2017 New Writer Scholarship from Literature Wales. He has also collaborated with various organisations and companies to create artistic work, including: Frân Wen theatre company (2021/22) to script a show that travelled through Wales in spring 2022, Ynys Alys. He has just finished collaborating with Indian artists on a trilingual digital production (Welsh, Ladakhi and English), which creates a dialogue between Welsh and Indian folk tales (Wales Arts Reviw and Meta Arts). He is currently collaborating with composer, Alexander Campkin, and charities focusing on people with disabilities, to produce a libretto for a short opera to be performed in April 2024.
He was selected as the Welsh participant in our Counterpoint project