Professor Meredith elected as Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Professor Christopher Meredith

Emeritus Professor Christopher Meredith

It has been announced today that Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing, Christopher Meredith, has been elected as a Fellow to the Learned Society of Wales (LSW).

LSW is Wales’ first national academy of science and letters. Established in 2010, the Society draws upon the considerable strengths of over 400 distinguished Fellows based in Wales, the UK and beyond. The society provides public benefit including expert scholarly advice on a variety of public policy issues related to science, engineering, medicine, arts, humanities and social sciences.

Professor Meredith is an award-winning author of four novels and four collections of poetry. His most recent published books are The Book of Idiots, and a collection of poems, Air Histories. His first novel, Shifts, set against the decline of the steel industry in South Wales, is now regarded as a contemporary classic and has remained in print ever since its first publication in 1988. In 2014, Shifts was shortlisted for the title of 'Greatest Welsh Novel of All Time’ by Wales Arts Review.

Professor Meredith said, “I’m pleased and honoured to have been accepted as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. I always quietly thought of myself as a learned fellow, but never expected to become a Learned Fellow. It’s flattering to get into upper case in the company of colleagues from USW who’ve already achieved this honour, such as Jane Aaron, Jeremy Hooker and Diana Wallace.”