Edward Thomas was born in Abercraf, Swansea Valley and is a founder member and artistic director of Y Cwmni Cyf Theatre in Cardiff. He has acted, written and directed extensively for radio, film, television and the theatre. In 1993 he won an Arts Foundation Fellowship and the BBC Writer of the Year Award. House Of America won a Time Out/01 For London Award in 1989. Flowers Of The Dead Red Sea has been adapted for BBC Radio 3 Drama and was broadcast in June, 1992 and was also adapted as a libretto for composer John Hardy whose piece was produced by Music Theatre Wales in March, 1993.