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Welsh poet and playwright, Professor Menna Elfyn, receives Honorary Fellowship

Award-winning poet and playwright, Menna Elfyn has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Aberystwyth University.

One of the foremost Welsh-language writers, Professor Menna Elfyn writes with passion of the Welsh language and identity.

Her work, which has been published for four decades, includes fourteen volumes of poetry, many children’s books and anthologies, stage plays, adaptations and scripts for television, radio plays, libretti, and several television documentaries.

She is the most translated of all modern Welsh-language poets, her work having been translated into over twenty languages.

She was the Welsh-language Children’s Poet Laureate in 2002-03.

Professor Elfyn is Director of the Masters Programme in Creative Writing at University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a Literary Fellow at Swansea University.

Professor Elfyn was presented by Mr Eurig Salisbury from Aberystwyth University’s Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies on Tuesday 17 July 2018. The full conferral presentation is available below, in the language in which it was delivered.