Lewis Jones (1897-1939) was a Welsh mining trades unionist, a Communist Party councillor in Glamorgan, an activist on behalf of the unemployed and the author of two novels,


(1937) and

We Live

(1939), in addition to a small number of short stories.

Born in Clydach Vale to working-class Welsh parents, Jones became a miner in his early teens and endured the rapid cycles of boom and bust in the early twentieth-century colliery industry. He was educated at the Central Labour College between 1923-25 and there joined the newly-formed Communist Party of Great Britain. He was imprisoned for three months in 1926 for sedition following his activism during the General Strike. Following his release, he became a check-weigher, an elected post designed to ensure that miners were being paid for

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Citation: Byrne, Aidan. "Lewis Jones". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 August 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13376, accessed 29 February 2024.]

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