Gwyn Thomas (novelist)

Gwyn Thomas (novelist)

Gwyn Thomas (July 6 1913 – April 13 1981) was a Welsh writer who has been called 'the true voice of the English-speaking valleys'.

Life

Gwyn Thomas was born in Porth in the Rhondda Valley, the son of a coalminer. He studied Spanish at Oxford University, and also spent six months at the University of Madrid thanks to a miners' scholarship. He also taught at the WEA in South Wales before becoming a schoolteacher.

A prolific novelist and short-story writer, he became a full-time writer and broadcaster in 1962.

Bibliographic Works

Novels

* "A Welsh Eye" (Drawings by John Dd. Evans) Detail from the copy of book entitled "A Welsh Eye" - First edition published by Hutchinson London in 1964 with no ISBN. ]
* "Where Did I Put My Pity?"
* "The World Cannot Hear You"
* "Point Of Order"
* "The Love Man"
* "Now Lead Us Home"
* "The Stranger At My Side"
* "Gazooka"
* "Ring Delirium 123"
* The Dark Philosophers (1946)
* The Alone to The Alone (1947)
* All Things Betray Thee (1949)
* A Frost on My Frolic (1953)
* Sorrow For Thy Sons (1986)

Plays

* The Keep (1962)
* Sap (1974)
* The Breakers (1976)
* "Loud Organs"
* "Jackie The Jumper"

Autobiography

* A Few Selected Exits (1968)

Footnotes

reflist

ee also

*Oxford Book of Welsh Verse in English
*Welsh Literature

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southeast/halloffame/arts/gwyn_thomas.shtml BBC Wales] on his life.
* [http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/stevemoss/bron/gwynt.htm His comments] ] after meeting Jacob Bronowski


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