Portfolio

Writing

I love writing. In 2017 I made it my priority. My work’s been published in several genres. My collection of short stories, A City Burning was supported by a  Literature Wales Writer’s Bursary 2017. Among my short stories you might like to read All Through The Night in Crannog . It’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2019. A SIAP Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland 2017/18 helped to develop the novel I’m currently finishing. I have a project on Fiction in Wales and Northern Ireland at the  University of South Wales. I’m a journalist with a career-long interest in media politics, recently chairing the Media Policy Group of the Institute of Welsh Affairs. I write regularly for radio, and in 2018 my poetry has been published in The Honest Ulsterman, The Bangor Literary Journal, The Open Ear, Infinite Rust and the special issue of The North, January 2019 devoted to contemporary Irish Poetry.

Television

I’ve enjoyed making more than 100 documentaries and factual programmes for BBC, ITV, S4C and Channel 4, including The Story of Wales. This landmark BBC history of the nation, presented by Huw Edwards won 2 BAFTA Cymru Awards. I was producer and co-writer of  Branwen  an entry from Wales to the Foreign-language category of the Oscars and Best Film at the Celtic Media Awards. It earned 6 BAFTA Cymru nominations, including Best Screenwriter. I was screenwriter on projects set in Italy, Romania and Ireland. Having begun my career in ITV Wales, I spent eight years as a producer at one of Britain’s rare production co-operatives, the phenomenal Teliesyn. I was for five years a Tutor in Documentary Practice at the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.

Radio

I was shortlisted for the Jerusalem Award for Radio in 2012. I contribute regularly to BBC Radio Wales as a writer and interviewee. I presented a highly regarded documentary for BBC Wales to commemorate the centenary of World War 1, Of Mourning and Memory.

 

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