Posted: Wed 9th Mar 2016

A translator at Wrexham Glyndŵr University has won a top press award.

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 9th, 2016

Elin Llwyd Morgan was named Feature Writer of the Year at Wales Media Awards. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Elin was chosen after writing three “fascinating and moving pieces” which offered a “valuable female voice within Welsh”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Among them was an article about her autistic son, Joel, who suffered an episode that saw him become angry and aggressive. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

She said: “Although I worked as a regional newspaper reporter for two years after leaving university back in 1989, I always preferred feature writing to news items,” said Elin. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I have been writing a monthly column for Welsh current affairs journal ‘Barn’ [Opinion] for the past 10 years or more and really enjoy it. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I was obviously thrilled to receive the award, although not being a particularly extrovert person I was also very nervous about going up on stage, and was extremely glad that there were no speeches involved!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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