- Thomas Rowland Hughes
Thomas Rowland Hughes (often referred to as T. Rowland Hughes) (
April 17 1903- October 24 1949), was a Welsh novelist, dramatistand poetHe was the son of a quarrymanfrom Llanberis, Caernarvonshire( Gwyneddtoday), in northern Wales. He is primarily renowned in the present day for his novels about characters living and working in the slatequarries of northern Wales, but in his day he was just as well known as a poet. "William Jones" is his most famous novel.
Hughes obtained a first class degree in English at the
University College of North Walesin Bangor. In 1928, he was awarded a scholarship by the University of Wales to study at Jesus College, Oxford, leading to a B.Litt. degree in 1931 on " The London Magazinefrom 1820 to 1829".cite web |url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/61276| title=Hughes, Thomas Rowland (1903–1949)| last=Rowlands |first=John |work= Oxford Dictionary of National Biography(online edition, subscription access) |publisher= Oxford University Press|year=2004 |accessdate=2008-04-13] His most important job was as a producer with the BBCin Cardiff. In his thirties he began to suffer from multiple sclerosis, and it was at this time that he began to write his most well-known works.
* "Tydi a roddaist" ("Thou Gavest", set to music by
Arwel Hughesin 1938).
* "Cân neu ddwy" (“A Song or Two”, 1948)
* "O Law i Law" (1943)
* "William Jones" (1944)
* "Yr Ogof" (“The Cave”, 1945)
Chwalfa" (“Upheaval”, 1946)
* "Y Cychwyn" (“The Beginning”, 1947)
* "Y Ffordd" (“The Way”, 1945)
* "Storïau Mawr y Byd" (“Great Stories of the World”, 1936)
Criticism and Memoirs
* Memoir by Edward Rees (1968)
* John Rowlands, "T. Rowland Hughes" ("Writers of Wales" series, Cardiff, 1975)
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/gogleddorllewin/enwogion/llen/pages/t_rowland_hughes.shtml 'Lleol i Mi' on the BBC website] (Welsh)
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