Robin Llywelyn

Robin Llywelyn (born 24 November 1958) is a Welsh novelist, writing in both Welsh and English. His works include From Empty Harbour to White Ocean, winner of the National Eisteddfod Prose Medal.[1] He is also the managing director of Portmeirion Ltd which runs the Italianate village of Portmeirion built by his grandfather Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.

Llywelyn was born in Llanfrothen and was educated at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he studied Welsh and Irish. Llywelyn has written three novels in Welsh; Seren Wen ar Gefndir Gwyn (1992), which won the 1992 National Eisteddfod of Wales prose medal[2] and the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year Award; O'r Harbwr Gwag i'r Cefnfor Gwyn (1994), winner of the 1994 Eisteddfod of Wales Prose Medal and BBC Writer of the Year Award; and Un Diwrnod yn yr Eisteddfod (2004).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Robin Llywelyn". Archived from the original on 12 October 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Winners of the Prose Medal". National Eisteddfod of Wales. Retrieved 27 December 2019.