Author of the Month

In celebration of Wales’ Year of Legends, we are shining the spotlight on one of our legendary Welsh authors each month.

Legend of the Month, November: Emyr Humphreys

For November the spotlight falls on Emyr Humphreys, who was once described by R.S. Thomas as ‘the supreme interpreter of Welsh life in English’.

Emyr Humphreys was born in 1919 and is the author of over twenty novels, including such classics as A Toy Epic (1958), and Outside the House of Baal (1965). He has also written plays for stage and television, poetry, and short stories such as The Taliesin Tradition (2000), and his latest book, The Woman at the Window (2009).

Among many honours, Emyr was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award in 1958, and the Wales Book of the Year Award in 1992 and 1999.

Find Emyr’s books on his author page.

Discover a great selection of books by our other legendary writers on the Year of Legends page.