Jasmine Donahaye is a Professor of English Literature at Swansea University. Previously, she worked in the publishing sector and as Publishing Grants Officer at the Welsh Books Council. This background in publishing informs her teaching of creative writing. Her memoir, Losing Israel (2015), won the non-fiction category of Wales Book of the Year, and her story Theft was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize.
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Ed Garland has recently finished his PhD at Aberystwyth University, researching sonic experience in contemporary fiction. In his twenties, he almost lost a battle with his mental health before discovering reading helped him cope with hearing loss and tinnitus. His collection of essays reflecting on this experience, Earwitness: A Search for Sonic Understanding, were announced a winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards in 2018. A genre-busting mix of literary criticism, sound studies and memoir, the essays explore … Keep Reading