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Fflur Dafydd

Portrait of author Fflur Dafydd

Fflur Dafydd

Fflur Dafydd is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter in Welsh and English. Her first novel in Welsh, Atyniad (Attraction), won the Prose Medal at the Eisteddfod in 2006. Her first novel in English, Twenty Thousand Saints, was published in 2008, and led to her being awarded the Oxfam Hay Emerging Writer of the Year Award. She is the writer and co-producer of the feature length film Y Llyfrgell/The Library Suicides, based on her prize-winning novel (Y Lolfa, 2009), also selected for the Wales Literature Exchange Annual Bookcase. The film was released in 2016 and won the Best Performance Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and a BAFTA Cymru award for Best Director. She created and wrote the television drama Parch (S4C 2015–18) and is co-director of Ffilmiau Ffolyn, a film production company she founded with multiple award-winning director Euros Lyn. She is currently developing many TV, film, and theater projects in the UK and internationally, as well as writing the new series of the award-winning thriller 35 Awr (35 Hours) for the national Welsh-language TV broadcaster S4C.

Articles by Fflur Dafydd

The Library Suicides
By Fflur Dafydd
Dan believed it had all started going wrong when they took away his keys.
Translated from Welsh by the author