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News: July 2020

Creative writing lecturer wins Poetry Book of the Year

Creative writing lecturer and poet, Zoë Skoulding has been awarded the Poetry category Wales Book of the Year Award for her latest volume of poetry: Footnotes to Water.

Footnotes to Water follows two forgotten rivers, the Adda in Bangor and the Bièvre in Paris, and tracks the literary hoofprints of sheep through Welsh mountains. It was a Poetry Book Society choice last year.

Publication date: 31 July 2020

Bangor University Lecturer wins Llyfr y Flwyddyn

Ifan Morgan Jones has been awarded the Welsh Llyfr y Flwyddyn fiction category for his novel, Babel.

Ifan Morgan Jones is a lecturer in journalism. He has written four novels, the first of which, Igam Ogam, won the Daniel Owen Memorial prize at the National Eisteddfod in 2008. He completed a PhD at Bangor University in 2018 on the subject of the Welsh language press in the 19th century and this research formed the basis of his novel Babel.

Publication date: 30 July 2020

New Netflix series is another take on women in Arthurian legend, says Bangor University academic

Netflix will begin streaming its latest epic fantasy drama, Cursed, based on the Arthurian legend and centering on the iconic Lady of the Lake on Friday July 17th.

Prof Raluca Radulescu, Director of the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University, explains why this mysterious and powerful character in Arthurian legend continues to appeal.

Publication date: 16 July 2020

Three from Bangor University shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year Awards

Creative writing is in full flow at Bangor University as two creative writing Lecturers have been included in this year’s English language Wales Book of the Year shortlist, and a Journalism Lecturer is shortlisted in the Welsh language Llyfr y Flwyddynshortlists, announced on I July 2020.

Publication date: 1 July 2020