Two candidates from Wales have been selected to participate in the 2021/2022 Ulysses' Shelter residency programme.
Dylan Moore is a writer, teacher and editor based in Newport. He founded several literary magazines, including the Wales Arts Review, creating new space for online coverage of the arts in Wales, before taking up post as Editor of the welsh agenda, the flagship magazine of the Institute of Welsh Affairs. He contributes widely to the Welsh and international press, and operates in the literary and cultural space between Wales and elsewhere, as demonstrated in his debut collection of travel writing, Driving Home Both Ways (Parthian, 2018), which includes essays from Cameroon, India, Mexico and Slovenia, among many others. His latest book Many Rivers to Cross (Three Impostors, 2021) is a novel that traces refugee journeys ‘backwards’ from Wales to Ethiopia; a research trip to Addis Ababa and Lalibela was funded by the Global Academy of Liberal Arts.
Morgan Owen is a poet and writer from Merthyr Tydfil. His work is regularly published in O’r Pedwar Gwynt, Barddas, and Y Stamp. In 2019 he published a pamphlet of poetry entitled moroedd/dŵr (Cyhoeddiadau’r Stamp), wich won the Michael Marks Prize for Poetry in Celtic Langugaes. The same year, he published a volume of poems, Bedwen ar y lloer (Cyhoeddiadau’r Stamp), and won the Wales Literature Exchange / Wales PEN Cymru’s Her Gyfieithu (Translation Challenge) for his translation of poetry by Julia Fiedorczuk from Polish into Welsh. He has twice won the D Gwyn Evans Memorial Prize (2017, 2018), which awards the best poem by a poet under 25, and in 2018 and 2019 was part of the Hay Festival Writers at Work scheme. In 2020, he published a short pamphlet of writings, Ymgloi, about his experiences of the lockdown. He currently lives in Cardiff and is working on a collection of essays about the area he grew up in, Merthyr Tydfil, supported by a Writers’ Bursary from Literature Wales.
The candidates chosen by the partner organisations are:
Sandorf, Mljet: Marija Andrijašević, Katja Grcić, Josip Ivanović
Slovene Writers' Association, Ljubljana: Tomo Podstenšek, Uroš Prah, Ana Svetel
Krokodil, Beograd: Goran Stamenić, Katarina Mitrović, Vitomirka Trebovac
Thraka, Larissa: Iakovos Anyfantakis, Filia Kanellopoulou, Nikolas Koutsodontis