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List of notable or famous novelists from Wales, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Wales and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Wales. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Welsh novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Wales is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Terry Jones and Alastair Reynolds.

This historic novelists from Wales list can help answer the questions "Who are some Welsh novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Wales?" These prominent novelists of Wales may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Welsh novelists.

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Alastair Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Wales
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Alastair Preston Reynolds is a British science fiction author. He specialises in dark hard science fiction and space opera. He spent his early years in Cornwall, moved back to Wales before going to Newcastle, where he read physics and astronomy. Afterwards, he earned a PhD from St Andrews, Scotland. In 1991, he moved to Noordwijk in the Netherlands where he met his wife Josette. There, he worked for the European Space Research and Technology Centre until 2004 when he left to pursue writing full-time. He returned to Wales in 2008 and lives near Cardiff. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

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Bethan Gwanas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Wales
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Bethan Gwanas is a popular contemporary Welsh author, who publishes exclusively in the Welsh language. A prolific writer, she has had 17 titles published in the last decade. Whilst not just a fiction writer, she has written novels for teenagers and Welsh learners, though most of her recent work has been for adults. She graduated in French from Aberystwyth University, and in 1985 she won the Crown at the Urdd Eisteddfod. Having lived for periods in places as diverse as Bethesda, Cardiff, Nigeria and France, she has now returned to Rhydymain, very close to her childhood roots. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

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Denys Val Baker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Wales
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Denys Val Baker was a Welsh writer, specialising in short stories, novels, and autobiography. He was also known for his activities as an editor, and promotion of the arts in Cornwall. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1917-1984)

Birthplace: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Gwyn Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Wales
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Gwyn Thomas was a Welsh writer, dramatist, Punch-columnist, radio broadcaster and raconteur, who has been called 'the true voice of the English-speaking valleys'. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 68 (1913-1981)

Birthplace: Cymmer, Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom

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