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Famous Writers from Wales

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List of famous writers from Wales, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Wales is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Welsh writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Wales and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list features writers like Helen Grace and John Evans.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Welsh writers?" and "Which writers are from Wales?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Wales in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Wales, but they're all of Wales descent.
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    Roald Dahl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Roald Dahl Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    Ken Follett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Ken Follett Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    Swansea, United Kingdom

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    Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

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    Trellech, United Kingdom

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    Swansea, United Kingdom

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    Margam, United Kingdom

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    Swansea, United Kingdom

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    Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

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    Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Richard Burton Pontrhydyfen, United Kingdom

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    Rhiwbina, United Kingdom

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    Dawn French is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Dawn French Holyhead, United Kingdom

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    Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Geneva, Switzerland

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    Gorseinon, Eurasia, United Kingdom

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    Mostyn, United Kingdom

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    Jimmy Sangster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Jimmy Sangster Eurasia, Kinmel Bay, United Kingdom

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    Eric Linklater Penarth, United Kingdom

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    Rachel Roberts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Rachel Roberts Llanelli, United Kingdom

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    Kenneth Griffith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Kenneth Griffith Tenby, United Kingdom

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    Victor Spinetti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Victor Spinetti Cwm, Blaenau Gwent

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    Griff Rhys Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Griff Rhys Jones Cardiff, Wales

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    Ruth Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Ruth Jones Bridgend, United Kingdom

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    Ivor Novello is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Ivor Novello Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    Caerphilly, United Kingdom

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    Aberdare, United Kingdom

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    Wales, Ruthin, Eurasia

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    United Kingdom, Pontypool

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    Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    United Kingdom, Rhyl

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    Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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    Jon Ronson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Jon Ronson Wales, South Glamorgan, Eurasia

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    Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    Pontypridd, United Kingdom

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    Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    Swansea, United Kingdom

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    Karl Francis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Karl Francis Bedwas, Eurasia, United Kingdom

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    Cymmer^! Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom

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    Thomas Pennant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

    Thomas Pennant Flintshire, United Kingdom

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    Taff's Well, United Kingdom

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    Hirwaun, United Kingdom

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    Eurasia, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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    Cardiff, United Kingdom

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    Newport, United Kingdom

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    Dorothy Simpson Blaenavon, United Kingdom

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    Newport, United Kingdom

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    Llangefni, United Kingdom

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    Aberdare, United Kingdom

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