Nigel Jenkins (1949 - 2014) was born on a farm in Gower, Wales. He was a poet, a prize-winning prose writer, and was joint editor of the UWP Welsh Encyclopaedia. He wrote about the Gower, and the impact of the Welsh in India in the award-winning Khasia in Gwalia. He was a lecturer in English at the University of Swansea and was well known and energetically active in Swansea’s cultural life. His books Real Swansea and Real Swansea Two are part of the popular Seren 'Real' series.