Raised in Caernarfon, north Wales, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis studied at Cardiff and Oxford, before completing a doctorate on the work of T. Gwynn Jones and W.B. Yeats. Following a periods as a lecturer in Welsh at universities in Swansea and Cardiff University, he now works as resource editor at the Welsh Joint Education Committee.
His first poetry collection, Storm ar Wyneb yr Haul (Storm on the Face of the Sun), was published by Barddas in 2014. His first prose work, Rhyw Flodau Rhyfel (Some Flowers of War), won the Creative Non-Fiction category in the 2015 Wales Book of the Year award. he has published poetry, fiction and articles in Welsh peridoicals including Ysgrifau Beiriniadol, Poetry Wales, Taliesin and O'r Pedwar Gwynt.
In 2017 Llŷr Gwyn Lewis was selected as on of the Ten New Voices for 2017, part of an innovative project, Literary Europe Live (LEuL), led by our sister organisation Literature Across Frontiers (LAF).