St Dogmaels author Carly Holmes is one of 22 Welsh writers who have received a writer's bursary from Literature Wales.

This year’s bursaries, which total £81,000, will allow the writers to take time out of employment to write, or enable some small-scale travel and research. As well as supporting a wealth of new talent, bursaries have also been awarded to a number of established figures in the literary world. Eleven of this year’s authors, including Carly, are first-time bursary recipients.

Carly 's debut novel, The Scrapbook will be published by Parthian later this month. Carly runs The Cellar Bards in Cardigan, is on the editorial board for The Lampeter Review, and the committee for the Cardigan Community Bookshop. Her Literature Wales Writer’s Bursary will enable her to work on a collection of ghost stories.

Katie Gramich, Chair of the Literature Wales Bursaries Panel commented: “In this, Dylan Thomas’s centenary year, we can rejoice in the fact that Wales still has a pool of hugely talented and inventive authors, writing in Welsh and English, and in a stimulating variety of genres.”