I see another stalwart of the Cymry Gymraeg as parted whom was known to a number of SSIWers who stayed at his guest house, Y Goeden Eirin in Dolydd, Caernarfon. He was a big supporter of new novelists like, Dewi Prysor.
John Rowlands (August 14, 1938 – 23 February 2015) was a Welsh language author of several novels including Lle bo'r gwenyn ("Where Bees May Be", 1960). He was also a professor of Welsh literature.
Born in Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire, Rowlands graduated in Welsh from Bangor University in 1959 and went on to lecture at Abertawe/Swansea, Coleg y Drindod, Caerfyrddin, Llanbedr Pont Steffan and Aberystwyth. He retired in 2003 but remained active as an editor, critic and judge. In retirement he wor...
Mae’r nofelydd a’r beirniad llenyddol John Rowlands wedi marw’r bore yma yn 76 oed. Roedd wedi bod yn dioddef o lewcemia. Yn frodor o Drawsfynydd, cafodd ei addysg yn Ysgol Sir Ffestiniog, Coleg y Brifysgol Bangor a Choleg yr Iesu, Rhydychen.