Angharad Price

Price, Angharad

Angharad Price (1972) was brought up near Caernarfon in north Wales and studied Modern Languages at Jesus College, Oxford, before going on to complete a D.phil on the work of the Welsh writer, Robin Llywelyn. She has published three novels: Tania'r Tacsi (Gomer, 1999), O! Tyn y Gorchudd (Gomer, 2002), translated by Lloyd Jones as The Life of Rebecca Jones (Maclehose Press, 2012) and Caersaint (Y Lolfa, 2010), shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year 2011. The second was awarded the coveted Welsh National Eisteddfod medal for prose in 2002 and the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year award in 2003.

In 2003, Angharad also travelled to numerous festivals across Europe as one of the writers selected for the Scritture Giovani project initiated by Festivaletteratura, Mantova in parntership with The Hay Festival. A specially commissioned short story written in Welsh was subsequently translated and published in English, German, Italian and Norwegian. Angharad Price has also published several critical volumes on contemporary Welsh literature, and translations between German and Welsh. She is currently a lecturer in Welsh at the University of North Wales, Bangor.

In 2014, Angharad was nominated by Wales Literature Exchange and chosen by The European Society of Authors alongside nine other European authors to select Finnegan's List 2014, a subjective list of classical and contemporary works, which have not been sufficiently translated or have simply been forgotten.

Watch Angharad discuss and read from her novel, O! Tyn y Gorchudd (The Life of Rebecca Jones), here.