Llewelyn Wyn Griffith

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Llewelyn Wyn Griffith (30 August 1890 – 27 September 1977) was a Welsh novelist, born in Llandrillo yn Rhos, Clwyd. A captain in the 15th Royal Welch Fusiliers during the First World War, he is known for his memoir, Up to Mametz, which he wrote in the early 1920s, although the work was not published until 1931.

Griffith was a career civil servant, and rose to a senior post in the Inland Revenue. He was a key helper to Sir Ernest Gowers in the writing of Plain Words in 1948. He was a well-known broadcaster, a founder-member of the Round Britain Quiz team. After retirement from the Inland Revenue he served as vice chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain.[1]

Other works[edit]

  • Spring of Youth (1935)
  • The Wooden Spoon (1937)
  • The Way Lies West (1945)
  • The Barren Tree (1945)
  • The Welsh (1950)
  • The Adventures of Pryderi (1962)


  1. ^ "Dr Llewelyn Wyn Griffith – Distinguished Welsh writer and broadcaster", The Times, 29 September 1977, p. 14