About Nathan Munday

Nathan Munday is a Welsh writer from Carmarthenshire. Recently, he was the guardian of Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant in the heart of Snowdonia, the birthplace of Bible translator and language-saviour William Morgan (c. 1545-1604).

Photo of Nathan Munday on about Nathan Munday page.

This unique ‘Library in the Wilderness’, with its collection of over 200 Bibles, was where he and Jenna (originally from North Holland) worked and lived for a year and a half, welcoming over 4000 visitors from across the globe. As custodian, he had the privilege of looking after a rare copy of the 1588 Welsh Bible which was housed on site.

In 2016 Nathan won the M. Wynn Thomas New Scholars Prize with an essay on the poetry of R. S. Thomas, a pivotal figure in his doctoral studies. In the same year, he also came second in the New Welsh Writing Awards with his creative non-fiction book Seven Days: A Pyrenean Adventure published by Parthian Books in 2017. Chris Moss praised the ‘energy and ambition’ of this work while novelist Niall Griffiths called it a ‘beautiful, wise, and moving book’.

He came runner-up twice for his poetry in the Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award (2019, 2020). His work can be read in 4 Cheval anthologies, New Welsh Review, Wales Arts Review, Fine Books & Collections, The International Journal of Welsh Writing in English, Cristion, The Evangelical Magazine, Y Cylchgrawn Efengylaidd, and Hinterland Magazine.

When he’s not writing and reading, he enjoys the high places and works for Christian Aid.

The hills border other realms too. If angels come, then this is where they walk. Each place is unfamiliar, some ‘thing’ other always feeling near. Man’s days are as grass; so many have plodded up the passes and destroyed the turf with their knees, shepherds have shinned the heights and followed the sheep before discovering forests of burning bushes.

Seven Days
Author photographs Nathan Munday Pyrenees.