Fflur Dafydd is an academic and award-winning fiction writer who writes in both Welsh and English. Her novel “Atyniad” was awarded the prestigious prose medal at the 2006 National Eisteddfod, and her novel "Y Llyfrgell" was also awarded the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize in 2009 - making her the first female writer to have won both major fiction awards at the National Eisteddfod. In 2008, she published her first English novel, "Twenty Thousand Saints", which won the Oxfam Hay Emerging Writer Award at the Hay Festival 2009, and in 2011, published "The White Trail," a reworking of the popular Arthurian myth, Culhwch and Olwen, as part of the internationally-recognised series, "New Tales from the Mabinogion." (Seren Books.)
Fflur teaches creative writing at Swansea, specialising in fiction, short stories and life-writing, and also contributes to the work of Academi Hywel Teifi as a Welsh-language author. She also publishes academic articles on R.S. Thomas, based on her PhD thesis, “The uncanny and the unhomely in the writing of R.S. Thomas.” She has undertaken literary residencies in Helsinki (2006) and on Bardsey Island (2002) and was the first ever Welsh writer-in-residence on Iowa University's renowned International Writing Programme 2010. She has performed at literary festivals in Italy, Germany, Norway, Croatia, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands and the United States.
She is also a musician, composer, and well-known in Wales as a singer-songwriter. In 2010 she was named BBC Radio Cymru Female Artist of the Year.