Both Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch’s Picador collections, Not in These Shoes and Banjo, were shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Samantha has held residencies at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse and at the National Wool Museum. In 2014 her pamphlet Lime & Winter was published by Rack Press and shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. She is the recipient of a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Creative Wales Award. Samantha runs a writers’ retreat on the Wales coastal path at Write By The Coast.