We have reviewed ten great must-read Welsh books written in the English language. These Anglo-Welsh literary classics make perfect holiday reading for any visitor to Wales. Welsh writers and poets such as Dylan Thomas are famous throughout the literary world.
Unfortunately, literature in the Welsh language is mostly unknown outside Wales. The language is very different to other European languages with the exception of Breton, with which it shares a common heritage. From evidence of surviving works by sixth century poets Taliesin and Aneirin, it can claim to have the oldest attested vernacular literature in Europe. (Surviving literature from England is in Old English and thus not in the vernacular: only scholars can read it for understanding; Scottish literature is mainly written in Middle English).