Dylan Thomas at the BBC
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Who was Dylan Thomas?

2 May 2014 Last updated at 16:43 BST

Perhaps the most famous Welsh writer, Dylan Thomas, was born 100 years ago and this year will see big celebrations of his life and work.

He was a big celebrity: a poet and playwright who made words sound like music. People would be reduced to tears as they heard his writing performed.

This weekend sees a big party in the small Welsh village of Laugharne (pronounced 'Larn') where he wrote many of his poems.

It's a place that had a big influence on a lot of Dylan's writing.

Nel reports from Laugharne on why he's still so well-loved today.