Guto Dafydd is a poet and novelist. He won the 2014 National Eisteddfod Crown for a collection of poetry examining the relationship between landscape, history, language and community – a subject area expanded further in his first poetry collection Ni Bia’r Awyr (We Own the Sky, Barddas, 2014).
He published his first novel for adolescents Jac in 2013, while Stad, his first novel for adults was published in 2015. Ymbelydredd (Radiation, Y Lolfa, 2016) won the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize at the National Eisteddfod, and was selected to the 2016-17 Wales Literature Exchange Bookcase. This novel has also been shortlisted for the 2017 Welsh Book of the Year Award.