Cheval Young Writers Award -
Joâo Owain Morais
Joâo Morais was born, and currently lives, in Cardiff. He is studying for a PHD in Creative Writing at Cardiff University. He was a runner up in the 2009 Rhys Davies Short Story Prize. He has had many short stories and poems published in a variety of publications and writes about art for Wales Arts Review.His winning entry was a story entitled
“Asking a Shadow To Dance”
Siôn Tomos Owen
Siôn is a Welsh speaking Welshman. He lives in Gelli, Rhondda Fawr, and currently works at Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda, as head of year 7 and pastoral worker. He has various pastimes which include rugby, painting, cooking, music (especially Jazz) and DIY projects. He went to a welsh primary and secondary school in the Rhondda. He then went to art collage where he specialised in illustration before going on to study Media & Creative Writing at Trinity College Carmarthen, where he obtained his degree. He’s written poetry and plays various musical instruments and has been published by Parthian. He’s performed at a number of events including the Hay literary festival and Hay Fringe Poetry festival. He is currently undertaking the arduous task of attempting to write something longer than a short story.
His winning entry was a story entitled
“Running Into The Ground” which was his first wandering into prose fiction.
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Her winning entry was a poem entitled “Craig y Nos”.