Hannah Ellis

Granddaughter of Dylan Thomas

Contact if you would like to discuss any projects you have about Dylan or his work. Hannah is the Creative Coordinator for the Dylan Thomas Estate and is actively keen to promote her grandfather’s work and ensure he is respectfully remembered, so would be very keen to hear your ideas.
Hannah joined the Welsh government and other organisations for Dylan Thomas 100, the festival to mark Dylan’s centenary, has edited a book, Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration, about her grandfather, written a show about his life, Dylan Thomas: the Man, the Myth, and created this website. Hannah’s background is teaching and she is currently writing stories for children.

You can find out more about Hannah at http://www.lovethewords.co.uk

Please note – for copyright enquires, please contact David Higham’s Associates (see below) as they are the agents that work on behalf of the trustee, Michael Rush, of the Dylan Thomas Estate.

  • hannah@discoverdylanthomas.com

Andrew Dally

Dylan Thomas News

Contact Andrew for general website enquiries, corrections, etc, and if you are staging a Dylan Thomas related event and would like it listed on the Events page.
Andrew set up the @dylanthomasnews Twitter feed and Blog in 2012, and is responsible for managing the DT100 Facebook and Twitter feeds on behalf of the Dylan Thomas Literary Estate. He helped Hannah create content for this website, and manages social media on behalf of Literature Wales for International Dylan Thomas Day.

Useful Contacts

David Higham Associates
David Higham AssociatesLiterary Agents
Contact for copyright and permissions enquiries.
The Dylan Thomas’s birthplace
The Dylan Thomas’s birthplace5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea
Dylan’s birthplace is open for visits, stays, and as an events venue. Contact owner Geoff Haden for more information.
Dylan Thomas's Boathouse
Dylan Thomas's BoathouseThe Dylan Thomas Boathouse at Laugharne
Dylan’s former home, the Boathouse, is open as a museum, gallery and cafe, run by Carmarthenshire County Council.
Dylan Thomas Centre
Dylan Thomas CentreSwansea
The Dylan Thomas Centre at Swansea. Home of the ‘Love the Words’ permanent exhibition of Dylan Thomas material and home of the Dylan Thomas Festival. Run by Swansea Council.
Brown's Hotel
Brown's HotelLaugharne
Brown’s Hotel in Laugharne. Built in 1752, this iconic hotel was a regular haunt of Dylan’s during his time living in the township. It still celebrates it’s connections to Dylan today and hosts regular live music and poetry events.
Jeff Towns – Dylan’s Bookstore
Jeff Towns – Dylan’s BookstoreSwansea
Jeff Towns is an antiquarian bookseller, collector and writer specialising in Dylan Thomas. Contact Jeff for out-of-prints books, ephemera and memorabilia relating to Dylan Thomas. Jeff is also agent for the Nora Summers photographic archive, and has acted as a consultant on numerous Dylan Thomas projects.
Swansea University
Swansea UniversitySwansea
Swansea University is a centre for the study of the work of Dylan Thomas, and houses the Richard Burton Archives which holds important Dylan Thomas material including the fifth poetry notebook. Professor John Goodby is a leading authority on the works of Dylan Thomas and edited the centenary edition of the Collected Poems. The University are also sponsors of the Dylan Thomas Prize.
David N Thomas
David N Thomas Writer
David is a writer specializing in the life of Dylan Thomas, with a particular interest in Dylan’s Carmarthenshire roots, as well as his time in Ceredigion, particularly New Quay and its influence on Under Milk Wood. David has extensively researched Dylan’s family history, and has also published an account of the poet’s death.
Please contact David regarding any of the above.
Lee R Jones
Lee R JonesArtist
Lee is a professional artist who designed the Dylan Thomas centenary coin in his capacity as a lead designer at the Royal Mint.
Dylan Thomas Society
Dylan Thomas Society
The Dylan Thomas Society was founded in 1977 with the aim to foster serious interest in the life and works of Dylan Thomas. Contact chairman Geoff Haden for more information.
Dylan Thomas Appreciation Society
Dylan Thomas Appreciation SocietyFacebook
An active Facebook page sharing and discussing an interest in Dylan Thomas.
Guy Masterson
Guy MastersonActor & Director
An actor, director and producer, Guy is regarded as one of the leading performers of the works of Dylan Thomas. He has toured his one-man Under Milk Wood around the world. Guy credits his love of theatre and literature to his uncle Richard (Burton) who introduced him to the poetry of Dylan Thomas.

Photograph Use

Lee Miller Archives
Lee Miller Archives
For requests to use Lee Miller images of Dylan Thomas
Nora Summers Archives
Nora Summers Archives
For requests to use Nora Summers images of Dylan Thomas. Jeff Towns is the agent for the Nora Summers archive.
Getty Images
Getty Images
For requests to use Dylan Thomas images from the Getty archive.
Center for Creative Photography
Center for Creative PhotographyRollie McKenna
For requests to use Rollie McKenna images of Dylan Thomas.