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Newyddion 9 A'r Tywydd - Netflix

Type: News

Languages: Welsh

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-04-24

Newyddion 9 A'r Tywydd - Fflur Dafydd - Netflix

Fflur Dafydd is an award-winning novelist, singer/songwriter and musician. Although predominantly publishing in Welsh, she also writes in English. She records in Welsh and her work is regularly played on the Welsh-language Radio Cymru.

Newyddion 9 A'r Tywydd - Early life - Netflix

Born in 1978, she is the daughter of Welsh poet Menna Elfyn. Dafydd grew up in Llandysul, a Welsh-speaking community, and although she received the majority of her education in Welsh, she chose to study English in higher education. She graduated in English from Aberystwyth University, and it was while she was here that she first came to prominence as a student in 1999, when she won the Literature Medal at the Urdd National Eisteddfod at Lampeter. This success led to the publication of Y Gwir Am Gelwydd (The Truth About Lies), a collection of 12 poems and five short stories. After graduating from Aberystwyth she gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in 2000, followed by a PhD on the poetry of R. S. Thomas from Bangor University in 2001. Today Dafydd is successful in the different fields of literature and contemporary music, such that some people have failed to realise that this is one and the same person. She lives in Carmarthen, but travels widely with her work.

Newyddion 9 A'r Tywydd - References - Netflix