Caryl Lewis is an award-winning Welsh-language author who has published eleven books for adults, three novels for young adults and thirteen children’s books. She came to prominence as an author with Martha, Jac a Sianco (2004, in English as Martha, Jack and Shanco, 2007), which won the Wales Book of the Year award. Both Y Gemydd (The Jeweller, 2007) and Naw Mis (Nine Months, 2009) were shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award which she won for the second time in 2016 for her tenth novel, Y Bwthyn (The Cottage, 2015), and third time for her latest book, a collection of short stories,
Y Gwreiddyn (The Root, 2017). Caryl Lewis has also written extensively for cinema and television, notably adapting her own novel Martha, Jac a Sianco for film. Her TV credits include the Welsh scripts for the internationally successful crime series, Y Gwyll / Hinterland and Craith / Hidden.