Caradog Prichard (1904-1980) was a journalist, poet and novelist. A native of the slate-quarrying town of Bethesda in north Wales, he worked as a journalist in Wales and finally London, where he spent the greater part of his life working on the staff of the News Chronicle and, later, of the Daily Telegraph.
He was only twenty-three years of age when he won his first Crown for poetry at the National Eisteddfod and he accomplished the remarkable feat of winning the prize in three successive years.
He is best known for his unusual and important novel, Un Nos Ola Leuad, which is a study of insanity. His other publications include a collection of short stories, Y Genod yn ein Bywyd(1964) and his frank autobiography, Afal Drwg Adda(1973).