GRIFFITH, GRACE WYNNE (1888 - 1963), novelist

Name: Grace Wynne Griffith
Date of birth: 1888
Date of death: 1963
Spouse: Griffith Wynne Griffith
Child: Elizabeth Grace Hunter (née Griffith)
Child: Douglas Griffith
Child: Gwilym Wynne Griffith
Child: Huw Wynne Griffith
Parent: W.G. Roberts
Gender: Female
Occupation: novelist
Area of activity: Literature and Writing
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born February 1888 in Newborough, Anglesey, daughter of Captain W.G. Roberts. Elizabeth Ann Williams, author of Hanes Môn yn y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg (1927) was her sister. She was educated in Caernarfon county school. In the early years of the 20th century she was a nurse in Liverpool, and it was there that she met Griffith Wynne Griffith; they were married in 1914. She died 1 May 1963.

She came into prominence in 1934 when she shared a prize for a novel with Kate Roberts in the national eisteddfod at Neath, and it was published in 1935 under the title Creigiau Milgwyn - Kate Roberts ' novel was Traed mewn cyffion. Creigiau Milgwyn was reviewed by T.J. Morgan who thoroughly criticised the novel and roundly condemned the adjudicator (Dr. Tom Richards) for awarding her the prize.


Published date: 2001

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