Credit: Llun gan / Image by: Lowri Russell

Llŷr Gwyn Lewis






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Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 

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Llŷr has published poetry, fiction, essays and articles in periodicals including Ysgrifau Beirniadol, Poetry Wales, Taliesin, Llên Cymru and O’r Pedwar Gwynt. His first prose work, Rhyw Flodau Rhyfel (Some Flowers of War) (Y Lolfa, 2014), won the Creative Non-Fiction category in the 2015 Wales Book of the Year award, and his poetry collection, Storm ar Wyneb yr Haul (Storm on the Face of the Sun) (Barddas, 2014), was shortlisted in the poetry category.

His first short story collection, Fabula, was published by Y Lolfa in 2017. He came second for the chair in the National Eisteddfod of that year, and also in 2017 he was selected as one of the Ten New Voices from Europe for 2017 by Literary Europe Live (LEuL) and Literature Across Frontiers (LAF).

He was one of five authors included in the online magazine Words Without Borders’ Welsh-language issue. An English translation by Katie Gramich of Rhyw Flodau Rhyfel will appear from Parthian in 2021 with the title Flowers of War. Llŷr also enjoys translating literature himself and has participated in workshops in India, Latvia and Scotland.

His self-published pamphlet of poetry, rhwng dwy lein drên was published during the Covid-19 lockdown and was selected for Welsh Literature Exchange’s 2020–2021 bookcase. He was the winner of the wooden stool during the AmGen festival in 2020. He is a member of the Bragdy’r Beirdd poetry collective and takes part regularly in poetry talwrns, ymrysons and slams. He lives in Cardiff with Lowri and their son Math.