A Hay Festival project funded by Arts Council Wales, Writers at Work is led by former Creative Wales Hay Festival International Fellow Tiffany Murray and supported by Literature Wales.
The fully programmed week allows the selected writers to engage in the main Festival events, to attend masterclasses and workshops with British and foreign publishers, agents and, crucially, with established international artists. The writers work across genres: fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and script.
Since 2018, the Writers at Work cohort has achieved many awards: a major shortlisting for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the New Welsh Writing Award, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Wales Media Award, a Welsh Rising Star Award, a Hay 30 listing, and a Creative Wales Award.
Writers at Work share their work with the public in programmed sessions at Hay Festival. They also create new work in English and in Welsh on site during the live Festival.