|portrait by Trina Hyman|
Mr. Alexander is best known for his creation of the fantasy series, The Chronicles of Prydain. He wrote over 40 books and stories and was a master of characterization and dialogue. He used fiction to explore real emotional themes. He loved reading, writing, cats, the violin, and his wife Janine. He was witty and soft-spoken. A bard of the highest caliber.
I highly recommend this video link with a tour narrated by the man himself.
For more information, check out Foundation Stones of Prydain, The Prydain Companion, and The Gawgon and the Boy.