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 novel Nostos was also featured on the 2018 Bookcase.
His drama Anweledig, which was inspired by medical records from a former mental health hospital in North Wales, toured with Frân Wen theatre company in 2019.
His latest novel, Y Wraig ar Lan yr Afon, was published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch in 2020, and is selected to our 2021 Bookcase.
Some of his other Publications include:
Rhaid i Ti Fyned y Daith Honno dy hun (Gwasg Pantycelyn, 2001)