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Eisteddfod chair winner unveiled
T James Jones
The ceremony to unveil T James Jones was held on Friday
The winner of the chair, the main literary prize, at the National Eisteddfod has been named as T James Jones from Cardiff.

The writer won the title at the Mold event for poetry on "Ffin" (Boundary).

Mr Jones is the uncle of Dylan Tudur Jones, who won the cultural festival's crown for a series of poems on Monday.

The father-of-two, who was born in Newcastle Emlyn, is married to author Manon Rhys and was previously a minister in Swansea and Carmarthen.

Mr Jones graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the Presbyterian College in Carmarthen.

He was a lecturer in Trinity College Carmarthen, and he has also edited scripts for the TV series Pobol y Cwm.

Theme

On Monday, Mr Jones' nephew was awarded the crown for his work on the theme of peaks (Copaon).

And on Wednesday, Mary Annes Payne won the National Eisteddfod's prose medal on the theme of childhood.

A mother-of-two from Dwyran, Anglesey, she has published one novel, and came close to winning the prize in 2002.

Ms Payne - who has taught in Montgomeryshire and Anglesey - has also worked in Scotland as a language tutor for migrants from Vietnam.




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