Sally Roberts Jones is a poet, biographer, critic, historian and bibliographer.
She was born in north-east London in 1935, and read history at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. After working as a librarian in Greater London in the Sixties, she moved to South Wales in 1967. She was a founder member of the English Language Section of Yr Academi Gymreig (the Welsh Academy) in 1968, was its Secretary/Treasurer from 1968-75, and Chairman from 1993-97.
In addition to her published work, she has run workshops and courses in schools and for adults, given readings in England, Ireland, Wales and Yugoslavia, and written verse plays and children’s stories for radio. She is on the editorial board of Roundyhouse, a poetry magazine based in Swansea, and runs her own small press, Alun Books.
She has also written and lectured on the cultural and industrial history of Wales and contributed to the Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales, the Dictionary of Welsh Biography and the New Dictionary of National Biography. Two particular interests are the development of the Arthurian legend and research into the field of Welsh Writing in English, though she has also written about Essex, where she grew up.