Urien Wiliam biography

Urien Wiliam

Novelist, Author

1929 – 2006

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Who was Urien Wiliam?

Urien Wiliam, was a Welsh language novelist and dramatist.

He was born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, the son of Professor Stephen J. Williams, an academic at Swansea University. He was an expert in the grammar of the Welsh language, and studied the language at Swansea University, before going on to the University of Liverpool to take a doctorate in psychology; in which he translated the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children into Welsh, and produced norms for Welsh-speaking children.

His first teaching post was at Trinity College, Carmarthen.

He won the Drama Medal at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1972 and 1973. After becoming a freelance writer, he produced scripts for the popular Welsh-language children's TV programme, Wil Cwac Cwac.

He died at Penarth.

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Born
Nov 7, 1929
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Died
Oct 21, 2006
Penarth

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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