Winners of the M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2014

M. Wynn Thomas Prize Winners at Gregynog, 11 April 2014.


Dr Matt Jarvis, Winner in the Open category


Lisa Sheppard, Winner in the New Scholars Category


Dr. Richard Davies (Parthian, sponsor), Lisa Sheppard, Prof. M. Wynn Thomas (reluctant hero), Dr Matt Jarvis, Prof. Diana Wallace (judging panel)

M. Wynn Thomas Prize Winners 2014 Announced

Swansea, April 214

Dr Matthew Jarvis (Aberystwyth University/University of Wales Trinity St. David) and Lisa Sheppard (Cardiff University) are this year’s winners of the prestigious M. Wynn Thomas Prize for an outstanding academic essay in the field of Welsh Writing in English. The judging panel, Professor Diana Wallace (University of South Wales), Dr Tomos Owen (Bangor University) and Dr Alyce von Rothkirch (Swansea University) were very pleased with the quality of the submissions. The winners’ work displayed exceptional scholarship as well as originality and are worthy of this important prize.

The panel was also impressed with the increasing international reach of this prize. Submissions came from Wales, England, Ireland and the USA. It is hoped that the spread and diversity of submissions can be further increased in the future.

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 Press, whom we also like to thank for their kind gift.

The prize will be awarded at the annual conference of the Association of Welsh Writing in English, ‘In/Dependent Wales’, 11-13 April, Gregynog Hall, Powys.



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