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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 Aberyswyth 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 is now in its third series and screens on S4C, and her thriller series 35 Awr will be broadcast in November 2018. 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.