Welcome to the Welsh Writers database.

The aim of this website is to highlight many of the great Welsh writers in the country, both past and present.  We will be creating A-Z listings of as many Welsh (or Welsh connected) writers that we can find from throughout history and also adding all the new, modern authors out there as well.  So whether you’re a Brythonic historian, a best-selling TV celebrity, a sports star, a celebrated crime writer, a politician, priest or poet, or one of the new breed of ‘indie’ writers we want to hear from you.  All we ask is that you have some strong connection to Wales.

Get Included

We will also be adding the occasional blog post where we hope to bring you information on Welsh writing news, literary events, open mic nights, competitions, magazines as well as the launch of new books throughout the year.  If you have something you think we should add or news you wish to share please feel free to get in touch.

If you are a Welsh writer and would like to be added to our database, please feel free to email us the following:

  • Name
  • Year of birth
  • A brief biography (approx. 100 words) (check out other writers)
  • Website / web link
  • Author image (150px x 150px)
  • A list of your book(s), with date published, as well as a link to your Amazon / other bookshop webpage.


Please be patient though as we imagine updating this site will take rather a long time!  We begun by adding just a handful of Wales’ most successful, important or influential writers.  If you think we’ve missed anyone out please let us know.

We also have a small links page where you will find other useful websites.  If you have a Welsh-related / literature-related website that you think we should add let us know.

Unlike many similar websites that ask for a yearly subscription fee this site will be free to use. However, in order to pay for its upkeep we shall be offering adverts (Amazon book widgets) and paid blog posts. For details of this please email us.

This website has been created to help all Welsh writers and we receive no funding or support from any of the arts / literary organisations in Wales so if you would like to offer financial support for us to continue with this project then please consider a small donation to us using PayPal.  Just click the button below:

The success of this venture, like all online projects, will rely on the goodwill of the participants so with this in mind please share, post, email our web address to as many people as you can who might be interested in Welsh writers and literature.

Thank you

Thanks to: Mikes Photos, Pixabay, raw pixel.com, pexels.com and DomJ for free use of their stock images on our page headers.

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