14 writers will provide mentoring for the second cohort of Representing Wales participants.
The Mentors, who are some of the most exciting and successful names in Wales’ literary culture and beyond, are Tom Bullough, Rhian Edwards, Niall Griffiths, Philip Gross, Kerry Hudson, Cynan Jones, Patrice Lawrence, Sophie Mackintosh, Rufus Mufasa, Jacob Ross, Peter Scalpello, Katherine Stansfield, Rachel Trezise and Eloise Williams.
The Mentors, who were selected in consultation with the writers, span a range of genres, professional trajectories and locations. Collectively, their works have been published worldwide and featured awards include the Jhalak Prize for Children and Young People, the Prix Femina Étranger, the Waterstones’ Prize for Older Children’s Fiction, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the T.S. Eliot Prize and Wales Book of The Year. Their experience, success and creativity will have direct impact on the writers’ development and in turn, the wider literary sector.
Over the course of the programme, the writers will benefit from editorial support and bespoke career guidance as they work towards achieving their individual aims. Mentors will be on-hand to help refine current creative projects to a publishable standard and will offer direction on navigating the industry, signpost professional opportunities and help widen networks.
You can find out more about the second cohort of writers and their aims here.