Seran Dolma Wins Friends of the Books Council of Wales Prize
Seran previously won a place on Literature Wales and Books Council of Wales’ Writing and Illustrating for Children course at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre in 2019 through a competitive application process, and earlier this year she was she was accepted on Literature Wales’ 2020 Mentoring Scheme for early career writers.
Seran will receive a £1,000 prize from the Friends, as well as the opportunity for advice on transforming her idea into a published novel.
Speaking about the Friends’ competition, Seran Dolma said:
“I am so grateful to the Friends of the Books Council of Wales for this opportunity, and to the judges for selecting ‘Y Nendyrau’ as the winning entrant. It’s a huge boost to my confidence as a writer, and gives me hope that there is a market for the novel and that publication will be possible at the end of the day.
I would like to take this opportunity to also thank Literature Wales and my mentor Lleucu Roberts for their support. I am continuing to work on the novel and hope to have a final draft of the written text ready by Christmas. There is a visual element too, which may take a little longer, but I hope all the work will be completed early in 2021.”
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