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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 Died at 74 (1916-1990)

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Ken Follett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Ken Follett age 66

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Dylan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Dylan Thomas Died at 39 (1914-1953)

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Alastair Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Bertrand Russell Died at 98 (1872-1970)

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Russell T Davies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Martin Amis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Martin Amis age 66

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Terry Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Terry Jones age 73

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Richard Burton Died at 59 (1925-1984)

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Andrew Davies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Andrew Davies age 79

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Dawn French is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Dawn French age 58

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Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Kate Burton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Kate Burton age 58

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Keith Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Keith Allen age 62

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Emlyn Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Emlyn Williams Died at 82 (1905-1987)

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Jimmy Sangster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Jimmy Sangster Died at 84 (1927-2011)

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Eric Linklater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Eric Linklater Died at 75 (1899-1974)

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Rachel Roberts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Rachel Roberts Died at 53 (1927-1980)

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Kenneth Griffith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Kenneth Griffith Died at 85 (1921-2006)

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Victor Spinetti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Victor Spinetti Died at 83 (1929-2012)

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

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Harry Secombe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Harry Secombe Died at 80 (1921-2001)

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Ruth Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Ruth Jones age 49

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Ivor Novello is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Ivor Novello Died at 58 (1893-1951)

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Clifford Evans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Clifford Evans Died at 73 (1912-1985)

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Jo Walton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Jo Walton age 51

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Joanna Scanlan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Jane Arden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Jane Arden Died at 55 (1927-1982)

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Andrew Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Andrew Howard age 46

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Sara Sugarman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Sara Sugarman age 52

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Denys Val Baker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Denys Val Baker Died at 67 (1917-1984)

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Jon Ronson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Jon Ronson age 48

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Howard Spring is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Howard Spring Died at 76 (1889-1965)

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Damon Rochefort is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Elaine Morgan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Elaine Morgan Died at 93 (1920-2013)

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Jennifer Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Sean Mathias is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Sean Mathias age 59

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Karl Francis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Karl Francis age 73

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Gwyn Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Gwyn Thomas Died at 68 (1913-1981)

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Thomas Pennant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Thomas Pennant Died at 72 (1726-1798)

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Christopher Monger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Gareth Evans is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Gareth Evans age 35

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David Lloyd George is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
David Lloyd George Died at 82 (1863-1945)

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Iain Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Iain Sinclair age 72

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Julian Richards is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Dorothy Simpson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Wales

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Keiron Self is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Keiron Self age 44

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Kyffin Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Kyffin Williams Died at 88 (1918-2006)

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Stuart Cable is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Wales
Stuart Cable Died at 40 (1970-2010)