Cheval Young Writers Award - 2017


Christopher Hyatt
I was born and raised in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf. I attended Ysgol Gymraeg Llantrisant and Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari, before studying for a degree in English Literature and Philosophy.  His winning entry is a story entitled ‘The Unreasonable Ambition of Steelman, Raymond’



Thomas Tyrrell
I’ve lived in Cardiff since 2014 where I’m finishing a PhD thesis called Remapping Milton: Place, Space and Influence 1700-1800. My current creative project is a novella called Catsitting for the Witch set around Wenvoe and Dyffryn in the Vale of Glamorgan. His winning entry is a poem entitled ‘Pen and Pencil’

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Katya Johnson

I am a PhD candidate and postgraduate tutor in Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. My critical work has been regularly featured in The New Welsh Review and my writing published by Poetry Wales and the Tate Modern, among others. In 2015 I wrote my first collection of short stories based on art-historical themes, and this year I am finishing my first novel, Wolf’s Leap, which is set in a rural Welsh community. Her winning entry is a story entitled
‘Monsieur Vallier’

Her winning entry is a story entitled “The Runners”.



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