Mihangel Morgan was born in Aberdare in south Wales in 1955. His first novel Dirgel Ddyn (Mysterious Man; Gomer, 1993) won him the National Eisteddfod Prose Medal and marked the beginning of a career as one of Wales' formeost contemporary authors. Since then he has published prolifically, concentrating on prose fiction.
Morgan throws stones at the glass-house of the Welsh establishment. Many of his characters are monochrome (grey or brown), some asexual. His writing is post-modern, both in the Welsh and in the Anglo-American context. His fragmentary world is populated by figures who are more anti- than hero.
Mihangel Morgan lives near Aberystwyth in west Wales where he lectures in twentieth-century Welsh literature. Recent work includes Croniclau Pentre Simon (The Chronicles of Simonville; Y Lolfa, 2003), ostensibly set in a small Welsh village in the Victorian era. His second novel, Melog (Gomer, 1997) was translasted by Christopher Meredith and published in English translation in 2005 (Seren). His poetry collection, Digon o fwydod was published by Cyhoeddiadau Barddas in 2005 and another novel, Cestyll yn y Cymylau (Castles in the Clouds), in 2007. Pantglas is his latest novel (Y Lolfa, 2011), shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year.