John Osmond

John Osmond (1946, E) was born in Abergavenny and educated at Bristol University before beginning his career with Yorkshire Post newspapers.  He is a journalist, writer and television producer.  He was political correspondent with the Western Mail during the 1970s, Editor of ARCADE: Wales Fortnightly 1980-82, a journalist and producer with HTV Wales and then Deputy Editor of Wales on Sunday at its launch in 1988.  He was chair of the Welsh Union of Writers in the late 1980s and Chair of the Parliament of Wales Campaign during the early 1990s.  He was founding director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, 1996-2014.


  • Real Preseli, 2019
  • Ten Million Stars are Burning, a documentary novel, 2018
  • The National Assembly Agenda (Editor and contributor) IWA, 1998
  • Welsh Europeans, 1997
  • A Parliament for Wales, (Editor and contributor), 1994
  • The Reality of Dyslexia, 1993
  • The Democratic Challenge, 1992
  • The Divided Kingdom, 1988
  • Work in the Future, 1986
  • The National Question Again – Welsh Political Identity in the 1980s (Editor), 1985
  • The Future of the Word, (Editor) Welsh Union of Writers, 1985
  • Alternatives (with Angela Graham), 1984
  • Police Conspiracy, 1984
  • Creative Conflict: The Politics of Welsh Devolution, 1978
  • The Centralist Enemy, 1974

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