Mererid Hopwood

Mererid Hopwood has won the Chair and Crown for poetry and the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod. Her collection of poems Nes Draw won the Welsh language Book of the Year award for poetry in 2016. She has been Children Laureate for Wales and was winner of the Tir na N’Og prize for children’s writing, 2018. Mererid has written libretto for many musicians and has taken part in literature festivals in Europe, Asia and South America. She is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, Secretary of Academi Heddwch Cymru, honorary president of the Waldo Williams Society and Professor of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University.

Mererid has a poem in A470 Poems for the Road/ Cerddi’r Ffordd