Angharad Price was brought up in Bethel near Caernarfon in north Wales. She studied Modern Languages at Jesus College, Oxford, before going on to complete a PhD in Celtic Studies. She has worked as a lecturer at the universities of Vienna, Swansea and Cardiff before going to Bangor University where she is now Professor in Welsh and Creative Writing.
She has written a number of academic volumes, volumes of essays and three novels. O! Tyn y Gorchudd (Gomer, 2002) won the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod in 2002 and the Wales Book of the Year Award in 2003; it has been translated to six languages (English, German, Romanian, Spanish, Bengali and Catalan). Her novel Caersaint (y Lolfa, 2010) was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year Award in 2011, and the academic volume Ffarwél i Freiburg won the University of Wales Ellis Griffith award in 2013.
Angharad’s latest volume is Ymbapuroli (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2020), a collection of twelve essays about various subjects from Jan Morris to Bethel Chapel and from Holyhead to Ngugi wa Thiong'o. This volume was shortlisted for the 2021 Wales Book of the Year award, and is selected to our 2021 Bookcase.
In 2003, Angharad 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. In 2014 she was nominated by Wales Literature Exchange and chosen by The European Society of Authors alongside nine other European authours 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.
Angharad is an experienced translator into Welsh from German, French, Italian and Spanish. In 2014 she was awarded the Glyndwr Medal for her contribution to the arts in Wales.