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Top Welsh writers: All

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Oct 21 2010
1 Roald Dahl (1916–1990), author - born in Cardiff to Norwegian parents 10184
2 Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) 7462
3 Dylan Thomas (1914–1953), poet 3722
4 Ken Follett (born 1949), author 2703
5 Martin Amis (born 1949) novelist 2275
6 Alastair Reynolds (1966–present) science fiction novels and short stories 774
7 Russell T Davies, (born 1963), television scriptwriter 726
8 Raymond Williams (1921–1988), novelist, critic, academic 652
9 George Herbert (1593–1633), poet 634
10 Taliesin 480
11 Dick Francis (1920–2010), jockey and author 445
12 Arthur Machen, (1863-1947), horror/fantasy writer and literary critic. 409
13 Edward Thomas (1878–1917), poet 392
14 Andrew Davies, (born 1936), author and screenwriter 368
15 W. H. Davies, (1871–1940), poet and tramp 366
16 William Jones (1746–1794), philologist 325
17 Gerald of Wales (c. 1146 – c. 1223), chronicler 320
18 Asser, Bishop of Sherborne (died c. 909), author 183
19 John Cowper Powys (1872–1963) Novelist, philosopher, visionary. 171
20 Henry Vaughan (1621–1695), poet 166
21 David Jones (1895–1974), poet 115
22 Ruth Manning-Sanders (1895–1988), poetry and children's literature 111
23 Saunders Lewis (1893–1985), writer and politician 108
24 Gillian Clarke (born 1915), poet and playwright 103
25 John Davies (born 1938), historian 101
26 Dafydd ap Gwilym (c. 1315/1320 – c. 1350/1370), poet 101
27 Welsh-language literature 100
28 List of Welsh language poets (6th century to c.1600) 98
29 Mary Balogh, (born 1944), novelist 97
30 Hester Thrale (1740–1821), diarist 88
31 Daniel Owen, novelist 84
32 Richard Llewellyn (1907–1983), novelist 79
33 Hedd Wyn 77
34 Dannie Abse (born 1923) poet and writer 72
35 Jo Walton 70
36 Rhys Davies (1901–1978), novelist and short story writer 69
37 Aneirin, medieval epic poet 69
38 Adam Roberts (1965–present) science fiction novels and criticism 65
39 Welsh literature in English 64
40 Bernice Rubens (1928–2004) 63
41 Craig Thomas, novelist 61
42 Alun Lewis (1915–1944), poet 58
43 Waldo Williams (1904–1971), poet 58
44 Llywarch Hen 53
45 Eric Linklater (1899–1974), novelist (who falsely claimed Orcadian birth) 53
46 Owen Sheers (1974), poet, author, playwright, actor and TV presenter 52
47 Leslie Thomas OBE 52
48 Howard Spring (1889–1965), novelist 47
49 John Dyer (c. 1699–1758), poet 40
50 Idris Davies coal miner, teacher and poet 39
51 Jon Latimer (born 1964), historian 36
52 Glanmor Williams (1920–2005), historian 32
53 Caradoc Evans (1878–1945), short story writer and novelist 31
54 List of Welsh language authors 31
55 Iolo Goch (c. 1320–c. 1398), poet 31
56 Rhoda Broughton (1840–1920), novelist 29
57 Evan James (1809–1878), poet and lyricist 28
58 Jennifer Sullivan 1945-, children's novelist 28
59 Niall Griffiths (born 1966) Novelist and journalist 28
60 Jon Manchip White 27
61 Gwyn A. Williams (1925-1995), historian 27
62 Mererid Hopwood 26
63 Gwyn Thomas (1913–1981), novelist 26
64 Roger Williams (born 1974) 26
65 Rhys Hughes (1966–present) absurdist fiction 26
66 Gwenallt (D. Gwenallt Jones, 1899–1968), poet and critic 25
67 Gwyneth Lewis (born 1959), poet 25
68 Rachel Trezise 23
69 Gary Owen, playwright 22
70 John Ceiriog Hughes 21
71 Geraint Bowen (born 1915), poet 21
72 Twm Morys (born 1961), poet 21
73 Ann Griffiths (1776–1805), poet 20
74 Isaac Daniel Hooson (1880–1948), poet 19
75 Caradog Prichard, novelist 19
76 Chris Walley 19
77 Gwyn Jones (1907–1999) 19
78 Dic Jones (1934–2009), poet 19
79 Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr 18
80 Myfanwy Haycock 17
81 Islwyn Ffowc Elis (1924–2004), novelist 16
82 Glyn Jones (1905–1995) 16
83 Craig Handley 15
84 Iris Gower, novelist 15
85 Jack Jones (1884–1970), novelist 14
86 Lewys Glyn Cothi 13
87 Peter Swales (historian), Freud commentator and former Rolling Stones employee 12
88 Harri Webb (1920–1994), poet and journalist 10
89 Goronwy Owen (1723–69), poet 9
90 John Ellis Williams (1924–), bilingual novelist, contributor of autobiographical works, short story writer 9
91 Theophilus Evans (1693–1767), historian 9
92 Eirug Wyn 8
93 Huw Menai 8
94 David Charles (1762–1834), hymn-writer 7
95 John Tripp (1927–1986), poet 7
96 Thomas Rowland Hughes 7
97 Lewis Jones (1897–1939) 6
98 Thomas Evan Nicholas or Niclas y Glais (1879–1971), poet, preacher and radical 5
99 Dic Edwards, playwright 5
100 Grahame Davies (born 1964), poet and critic 5
101 Cath Tregenna < 5
102 William Williams, Pantycelyn (1717–1791), hymn-writer < 5
103 Mari Strachan (1945), novelist < 5
104 Chris Keil novelist < 5
105 Howard Gethin (born 1966) journalist < 5
106 Lewis Morris (1701–1765), antiquary and poet < 5
107 Bryn Griffiths, Welsh Poet < 5
108 C.S. Lewis (born in Belfast, but of Welsh descent) < 5
109 Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913–2000), poet < 5
110 Käte Bosse-Griffiths (1910–1998), Egyptologist and author < 5
111 Jonah Jones (1919–2004) < 5
112 Cerian Griffiths (born 17 February 1969),writer < 5
113 Emma Foley (born 1973), author < 5
114 Lloyd Jones (novelist and short stories) < 5
115 Tomos Emyr John Phillips (1989–present) Novelist, painter, philiosopher, visionary. < 5
116 Aeronwy Thomas Ellis (1943–2009), poet < 5

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