Siân Melangell Dafydd
With a background in art history, Siân Melangell Dafydd has worked in galleries in London and abroad before more recently graduating from the renowned creative writing programme at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich. Y Trydydd Peth ( The Third Thing) is her first novel and won her the coveted 2009 National Eisteddfod Literature Medal.
Originally from the coastal and mountainous region of Meirionnydd in north Wales she now divides her time between Wales and Paris, where she is researching a second novel.
You can read more about Y Trydydd Peth on the Wales Literature Exchange website.
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