Sheers, Owen

Owen Sheers

Elected: 2023

Owen Sheers is a poet, author and playwright. Twice winner of Welsh Book of the Year, he was the recipient of the 2016 St David Award for Culture and the 2018 Wilfred Owen Poetry Award. A former NYPL Cullman Fellow, he is Cennad of Wales PEN Cymru, Professor in Creativity at Swansea University and co-founder of Black Mountains College, a new college focused on systems change and sustainable futures. He lives with his two daughters in Wales.

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Fellows are nominated by peers and elected by our Council of writers – our governing Board. Being elected a Fellow of the RSL is a lifetime honour. This role gives them the opportunity to support other writers, readers and the future of literature. The RSL connects writers in the Fellowship to one another, and to a wider readership.