Professor Angharad Price

Professor in Welsh & Creative Writing

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School of Welsh

Bangor University


LL57 2DG

+44 (0)1248 382097

Contact Info


School of Welsh

Bangor University


LL57 2DG

+44 (0)1248 382097

Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate modules

  • Theatr Fodern Ewrop / Modern European Theatre
  • Rhyddid y Nofel / The Welsh Novel
  • Gweithdy Rhyddiaith / Prose Workshop
  • Y Theatr Gymraeg Fodern / Modern Welsh Theatre
  • Traethawd Estynedig / Extended Essay



MA in Welsh

MA in Welsh Creative Writing



Supervision of PhD theses successfully completed by the following candidates:

  • 2008 Judith Kaufmann (Translation Studies)
  • 2010 Non Meleri Hughes  (Welsh Literature)
  • 2011 Sian Owen (Creative Writing)
  • 2011 Rhodri Llyr Evans (Welsh Literature)
  • 2012 Dylan Rees (Creative Writing)
  • 2013 Elin Gwyn (Welsh Literature)
  • 2014 Eiddwen Jones (Creative Writing)
  • 2015 Meg Elis (Creative Writing)
  • 2019 Samuel Jones (Welsh Literature and Translation Studies)
  • 2019 Cefin Roberts (Creative Writing)
  • 2021 Elis Dafydd (Welsh Literature)
  • 2021 Ruth Richards (Welsh Literature and photography)


Co-supervision of PhD theses successfully completed by the following candidates:

  • 2008 Eleri Hedd James (Welsh Literature)
  • 2009 Geraldine Lublin (Comparative Literature)
  • 2014 Adam Pearce (Translation Studies)
  • 2016 Sian Northey (Creative Writing)


Currently supervising PhD theses by the following candidates:

  • Angharad French (Creative Writing)
  • Rosie Dymond (Welsh Literature)



  • Welsh prose
  • Creative writing
  • Comparative literature
  • The Renaissance
  • Translation Studies


Born in Bethel near Caernarfon, she was educated at Ysgol Bethel and Ysgol Brynrefail. She graduated in Modern Languages from Jesus College, Oxford where she also completed a DPhil in Celtic Studies.

She taught at the universities of Vienna, Swansea and Cardiff before being appointed to Bangor University's School of Welsh in 2006.

Her research encompasses both literary studies and creative writing, and she has published widely in both areas.

  • Her study of the Welsh poet, T. H. Parry-Williams, Ffarwél i Freiburg, won the Ellis Griffith Prize and was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2014.
  • Her first novel, O, Tyn y Gorchudd (The Life of Rebecca Jones), won the Prose Medal at the 2002 National Eisteddfod and was Wales Book of the Year in 2003. It has been translated into six languages (English, German, Romanian, Spanish, Bengali, Catalan).
  • Her second novel, Caersaint, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2011.
  • Her stage play, Nansi (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), won Best Welsh Playwright at the Wales Theatre Awards 2017.

Angharad published Trysorau Cudd Caernarfon in 2018, a volume of 25 prose sketches inspired by Caernarfon with photographs by Richard Outram. Accompanying the book is a free, downloadable mobile app.

Her latest volume is Ymbapuroli (2020), a collection of twelve essays on topics ranging from Jan Morris to Bethel Chapel, and from Holyhead to Ngugi wa Thiong'o. This was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2021.

She has been co-editor of the journals Tu Chwith (1995-1999) and Ysgrifau Beirniadol (2011-2016), and is the editor of Chwileniwm, a volume of interdiscliplinary essays on literature and technology. An experienced literary translator from German, French, Italian and Spanish, she co-edited Translation Studies: Special Issue Wales with H. Miguelez-Carballeira and J. Kaufmann in 2016.

She is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and a member of the Advisory Board for the journal O'r Pedwar Gwynt and an Executive Committee member of the British Comparative Literature Association.

In 2014 she received the Glyndwr Award for an outstanding contribution to the arts in Wales.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1998 - DPhil in Celtic Studies (1995 - 1998)
  • 1994 - BA in Modern Languages (1990 - 1994)

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Prof. activities and awards (113)

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Accolades (8)

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Projects (1)

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