TEIFI Valley novelist Fflur Dafydd is celebrating this week as two of her productions - her debut feature, Y Llyfrgell / The Library Suicides, and her popular TV series ‘Parch’ - have been nominated for a total of six BAFTA awards.

This includes the award for Best Writer for The Library Suicides and her drama series Parch was nominated for the Best Television Drama award.

The Library Suicides/ Y Llyfrgell was also nominated in three other categories including Actor (Dyfan Dwyfor), and Fiction Director (Euros Lyn).

Fflur said: “Both the film and the TV series mean a lot to me - the film was a labour of love over many years, and the TV series has been the biggest learning curve of my career to date.

“To see them both recognised by the industry is a huge boost for me and inspires me to keep on creating.”

Fflur’s screenplay had previously earned her a spot on the BIFA long list for Best Newcomer, while the film itself won the Best Performance Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Carys Eleri’s performance in Parch was also recognized by the academy in the Actress category.

Fflur publishes in both Welsh and English and since publishing her first novel, Lliwiau Liw Nos in 2005, she has published six fiction volumes.

Two of her Welsh-language novels, Atyniad (Y Lolfa, 2006) and Y Llyfrgell (Y Lolfa, 2009) have been awarded the major fiction awards at the National Eisteddfod of Wales – the Prose Medal (2006) and the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize (2009). She was the first female writer to have won both awards.

Her first English language novel, Twenty Thousand Saints (Alcemi, 2008) – an innovative reworking and adaptation of the Welsh-language novel, Atyniad - also won the inaugural Oxfam Hay Emerging Writer of the Year Award at the Hay Festival 2009.

As a result of these successes, she was chosen by the British Council as the first ever Welsh participant in the prestigious, world-renowned International Writing Program at Iowa University.

She also holds an MA in creative writing from UEA, a PhD from Bangor University, and currently lectures in creative writing at Swansea University.

The 26th BAFTA ceremony will take place on 8 October 2017 at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and will be presented by Huw Stephens. The ceremony will feature special guest performances and celebrity award presenters representing the best of the UK’s creative and media industries.

This year a record 55 productions gained recognition with nominations across all production, performance, craft and game categories.