Edinburgh TV Festival supported by Screen Scotland

Martha O'Brien

Cardiff University

TV PhD 2023

Martha O’Brien is a writer, researcher and editor from Cardiff. She is co-founder and co-editor of ‘nawr’ magazine, an online publication which showcases new work from Welsh and Wales-based writers, artists and photographers. Martha is in her third year of studying for her PhD in English Literature, specialising in Derridean readings of Welsh writing in English, funded by SWW-DTP2. In 2022, she hosted an event in conversation with photographer David Hurn at These3Streams Festival and appeared on ITV’s ‘Backstage’ programme to talk about Welsh writing. Throughout her work, she is passionate about the need for elevating and showcasing arts and culture in economically and socially marginalised communities.