GL Gwyneth Lewis

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In 2001 she was awarded a £75,000 grant by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) to carry out research and to sail to ports that are linked historically with the inhabitants of her native city, Cardiff. Gwyneth Lewis writes both in Welsh, her first language, and in English.
Poet Gwyneth Lewis was born in 1959 in Cardiff, Wales. She studied English at Cambridge University. She also studied at Harvard and Columbia; was a Harkness Fellow and worked as a freelance journalist in New York. She returned to Britain and worked in television.
Gwyneth Lewis was Wales's National Poet from 2005-06, the first writer to be given the Welsh laureateship.