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Fflur Dafydd

Author of Twenty Thousand Saints

Fflur Dafydd is a writer from Carmarthen who publishes in both Welsh and English. She studied English at Aberystwyth University, and came to prominence as a writer there. She went on to study an MA in Creative Writing at UEA and a PhD on the poetry of R.S. Thomas at Bangor University. Her books have won numerous awards - she was the first female writer to have won both the Prose Medal (2006) and the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize (2009) at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. She adapted her novel Y Llyfgrell (2009) into a feature film, Y Llyfrgell/The Library Suicides, in 2016, which earned her a place on the BIFA longlist for debut screenplay and a BAFTA Cymru nomination for best writer. Dafydd also writes for the small screen: her BAFTA Cymru nominated show Parch along with her thriller series 35 Awr are broadcast on S4C. Dafydd is also a prominent singer-songwriter who has produced four albums to date, and was awarded the 'Female Artist of the Year' award by BBC Radio Cymru in 2010. She performs regularly in Wales and has also appeared in major festivals in America and Europe.