Kate Roberts was a renowned Welsh writer and political activist whose popular recognition as “Brehines ein Llên” (Queen of our Literature) conveys the importance and influence of her work in Wales’s literary culture. A distinguished short story writer, dramatist, novelist, and journalist, Roberts’s tales of rural and domestic affairs have endured over the decades to present a writer that used her upbringing near a quarry in north Wales to write stories of the struggles of poverty, to support the survival of the Welsh language, and to explore what grief meant to a person and their community. Her stories have also been adapted for television and the stage, most notably the 1997 television programme Y Mynydd Grug [The Heather Mountain], an adaptation of Te yn y Grug [Tea in the…

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Citation: Williams, Dawn. "Kate Roberts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 October 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14514, accessed 03 December 2023.]

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