Eurig Salisbury won the Chair in Eisteddfod yr Urdd in 2006, and novel, Cai, won the Prose Medal in the National Eisteddfod in 2016.
Eurig was born in Cardiff in 1983 and was brought up in rural west Wales. He taught himself the art of cynghanedd when he was thirteen with the aid of Myrddin ap Dafydd’s book Clywed Cynghanedd. His first collection of poetry, Llyfr Glas Eurig (Eurig’s Blue Book), was published in 2008. He was Wales’s Children’s Poet Laureate for 2011-13 and a Hay Festival Fellow in 2012-13. He has won awards, including the Chair at the Urdd Eisteddfod and the Prose Medal in the National Eisteddfod, and his poetry has been translated into Bengali, English, Malayalam and Italian.
He is the Welsh-language editor of Poetry Wales where he curates regular selections of Welsh-language poetry in English translation. Eurig has been an active presenter of his poetry to audiences touring with other young poets in Wales and beyond. In 2011, he was selected by Wales Literature Exchange to participate in Wales Arts International/British Council Writers’ Chain project. His translations into Welsh of poetry from the Indian sub-continent can be read in a special supplement published by the Exchange in partnership with the literary review, Taliesin, in August 2013.
Eurig worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth, where he contributed to three projects on medieval Welsh literature: Poets of the Nobility Series, the Guto’r Glyn Project and the Cult of Saint sin Wales project. In September 2015 he was appointed Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth University.