W&A Working-Class Writers’ Prize 2023

W&A Working Class Writing Prize 2023 Jon Doyle

I’m delighted and a little stunned to have won the W&A Working-Class Writers’ Prize 2023 with my novel-in-progress, TENEBRAE. Judge Kasim Ali had some very kind words to say:

This is such an electric piece of writing. There is an energy here that is hard to emulate. I love the descriptions, the dialogue, the way it moves. It is a wonderful, brilliant piece of work. Just brilliant. This is someone with a voice, with something to say, with a natural talent.

As of writing, I’m hard at work on the manuscript, with a view to seeking representation sometime in early 2024. Do reach out if you are interested in working together.

Tenebrae – Trailer

Reflecting on my time as part of Literature Wales’ Representing Wales programme, I put together a short film inspired by my novel-in-progress, Tenebrae, filmed around my hometown of Port Talbot. Watch it below:

Literature Wales’ Representing Wales 2022-23

a photo of the writer Jon Doyle

I’m honoured to be a part of Literature Wales’ Representing Wales programme 2022-23, where I will be working on my debut novel under the mentorship of Tom Bullough.

Literature Wales Writers Bursary

literature wales writing bursariesI’m very pleased and grateful to have been awarded one of Literature Wales 2019 Writers’ Bursaries.

You can read about the scheme here, and find out about the recipients here.

Reading at Dylan Thomas’s House

I’m excited to be reading at the house where Dylan Thomas was born, alongside some of the finest literary talents in Wales. Come along on the 28th March for what should be a fun evening.