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John Gwilym Jones (1914 - 1988) was born in Groeslon and studied at the University of Bangor before moving to London, where he developed an intense interest in the theatre. On his return to Wales he taught in Llandudno and Pwllheli before becoming a producer of radio plays at the BBC in Bangor. He subsequently accepted a post as Lecturer in Welsh at his old university, and was later appointed to a Readership, a post from which he retired in 1971. He published many plays, several works of criticism and two novels, as well as the short fiction represented in The Plum Tree.