Aled Jones Williams grew up near Caernarfon in north Wales and he studied at Bangor University, Saint Michael's Theological College, Llandaf and Cardiff University. He is a prize-winning playwright, poet and writer. He was ordained to the Church in Wales in 1980.
His book, Rhaid i ti fyned y daith honno dy hun (You must walk that path alone), was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award in 2002 and he won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod in the same year. His winning poem, ‘Awelon’, has been included in Y Cylchoedd Perffaith (The Perfect Circles) (Gwasg y Bwthyn, 2010), his first collection of poetry, which deals with losing faith and alcoholism. His novel Eneidiau (Souls) was selected to the Wales Literature Exchange Autumn 2013 Bookcase and shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award in 2014.
His drama Anweledig, which was inspired by medical records from a former mental health hospital in North Wales, is currently touring with Frân Wen theatre company.