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Welsh adaption of 'Mixed Emotions'
Welsh adaption of 'Mixed Emotions'
23 September 2019

As recent statistics suggest that the number of young children suffering from anxiety is on the increase, it is clear that there is a real need for suitable resources and literature to try to help children understand and cope with their feelings, for the benefit of their mental health.

Rily Publications is about to publish an innovative Welsh-language book for children that introduces the basics of various underlying emotions, including anger, happiness, jealousy, fear and anxiety. It deals with events that occur in children’s lives that can trigger intense emotions, such as a marriage or relationship breakup, the start of a new school and the death of a favourite pet.

Elin Meek, responsible for adapting the book, says,‘We very much hope that children will benefit from this simple and accessible introduction to emotions. What is also important here is the encouragement and guidance given to children to accept their feelings; there is no criticism at all, and no emotion that is‘not right’ or‘inappropriate’ to feel. The anger section explains how anger can be healthy if properly channelled; it can be a catalyst for standing up for principles and acting for justice.’

‘We felt there was a great need for this kind of book,’ says Lynda Tunnicliffe, Chief Executive of Rily Publications.‘Most of the staff at Rily are parents, and they were all excited and eager that we publish this Welsh adaptation ofMy Mixed Emotions, to provide an important resource for a generation that really needs it. About a month ago we announced on our social media sites that this book was in progress, and the response has been extremely encouraging.’

The book contains practical advice and tips, for example how to overcome anger, breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, and practicing gratitude. The content of the book can be the foundation for discussion with an adult, carer or teacher at school, or a child can read alone, and process the content independently.

This article was submitted on 23 September 2019 15:31. Last Update: 23 September 2019 15:42.

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A Lions Dream Team...

Rugby supporters love to debate their 'Dream Teams' and in The Greatest Lions XV Ever, former rugby union& league star Jonathan Davies tackles that most contentious and challenging of questions: who are the fifteen best players to have represented the British& Irish Lions?

 
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Wales Football Stars Hail new book Charting success!

Published this week, When Dragons Dare to Dream  is the follow-up to Jamie Thomas' successful The Dragon Roars Again  and starts where that left off, charting the amazing progress of the Welsh football team through the Euro 2016 finals.

 
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24 HOURS OF CULTURE
What do you love to do in South East Wales?
 
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New Material gives a new look on D. Gwenallt Jones's life

Gwenallt - Cofiant D. Gwenall Jones 1899 - 1968  by Alan Llwyd will be launched on Friday the 14th of October at 6:30pm, at Tŷ'r Gwrhyd, Pontardawe.

 
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Dysgu Byw - A funny, bubbly and slightly cheeky novel...

An author from Surrey, who has learnt fluent Welsh, has published her first humorous novel Dysgu Byw,  about a gang of Welsh Learners.

 
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New Chief Executive for the Welsh Books Council
The Welsh Books Council has announced the appointment of Helgard Krause as its next Chief Executive and chief officer. She succeeds Elwyn Jones who retires at the end of January. Helgard will take up her position on 1 February 2017.
 
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Golwg 360 to Continue Providing a Welsh-language Digital News Service
The Welsh Books Council is pleased to announce that Golwg Newydd Ltd have won the tender to provide the Welsh-language Digital News Service for the next three years.
 
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Friends of the Welsh Books Council Annual Meeting

Alan Llwyd will look at the work of Gwenallt in his lecture at Aberystwyth, 15 October.

 
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Penarth Literature Festival

The fifth Penarth Literature Festival  will be held between the 2nd and 9th of October.

 
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ROALD DAHL– 'The LARGE Collection' – SPECIAL OFFER
Dahlightful Stories Competition

What adventures did you get up to over the summer this year?

 
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NEW RELEASE: The Martian Girl by Paul Magrs
Firefly Press is delighted to publish the second book in the Mars trilogy after the widely acclaimed Lost on Mars  (May 2015) one of The Telegraph's and Irish Times' best YA books of 2015.
 
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Literary Medal 2016

Eurig Salisbury has been awarded the Literary Medal at the 2016 National Eisteddfod for his novel, Cai.

 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2016

The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2016 is Guto Dafydd for his novel, Ymbelydredd.

 
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Optimist Absoliwt - Eluned Phillips's Biography by Menna Elfyn

This biography of the life and work of Eluned Phillips by Menna Elfyn will be launched at the National Eisteddfod, and there will be a session in the 'Babell Lên' on Thursday the 4th of August at 12:45pm.

 
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Dawn Ymadrodd - a journey through the Welsh Language...

The Wealth and Charm of the Welsh Language is explored in this new book published by Gomer Press.

 

 
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A collection of Welsh wartime songs….
A unique collection of Welsh songs from the First World War will be launched at the National Eisteddfod this year. The author, Meic Birtwistle, along with Welsh folk singer and harpist Siân James, will present Rhyfelgan  in a special event at the Tŷ Gwerin on Wednesday, 3 August at 3pm.
 
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Gwyn Thomas Memorial Fund

Gwyn Thomas Memorial Fund established in honour of a national treasure who died in April.

 
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Dargau Tost - Cerddi Aber-fan by Christine James and E. Wyn James

Cyhoeddiadau Barddas will be launching their new title Dagrau Tost - Cerddi Aber-fan  at this year's National Eisteddfod.

 
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And the winner is... Announcing the Wales Book of the Year Winner 2016
Wales Book of the Year 2016: A hat-trick for Thomas Morris' debut collection  We Don't Know What We're Doing.
 
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Football Academy

Following the success of Wales's Football Team at the Euro's this year, here are two perfect books for boys and girls between the ages of eight and eleven who love Football.

 
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A tribute to an iconic hotel steeped in Everest history…

The Pen y Gwryd Hotel - Tales from the Smoke Room includes an introduction by Jan Morris, the Times reporter who accompanied that first successful expedition and broke the story to the world, and Jan will be joining the guests at the book launch.

 
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Hill farmer launches new novel at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show
Hill farmerTia Jones's new novel which launches at the Royal Welsh Show on the FUW stand on Thursday, 21 July, vividly depicts how the agricultural industry is inextricably linked to, and affected by, global and political developments beyond their control.
 
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dahlightful Stories Competition

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS COMPETITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 23 SEPTEMBER 2016.

 
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Summer books catalogues available now!

Sit back, relax and discover some of the newest titles on the Welsh Books Council’s summer reading lists– there’s plenty of choice to fill beach-bags and suitcases of all shapes and sizes.

 
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Barddas at 40

Cyhoeddiadau Barddas will be celebrating 40 years of the Barddas Magazine in their new book Deugain Barddas  on Saturday the 9th of July at Gwyl Gerallt in Cardigan Castle, and on Monday the 1st of August at Y Babell Lên at the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny.

 
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Winners of the Branford Boase Award 2016

Horatio Clare and his editor Penny Thomas have won the 2016 Branford Boase Award given annually to the author and editor of the outstanding debut novel for children, for Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot  published by tiny independent Firefly Press.

 
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Rily celebrates Dahl

The children's books publisher, Rily, invites children and young people the length and breadth of Wales to join in celebrations for the Roald Dahl centenary.

 
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Which Cafe is your favourite?

Lowri Haf Cooke will be launching her new volume, Caffis Cymru  on the 9th of July at Gŵyl Arall in Caernarfon, and at Sesiwn Fawr in Dolgellau on the 16th of July.

 
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Young readers take over the Arts Centre

On 14 and 15 June, scores of children from 25 schools across Wales took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of keen competition.

 
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Gritty new novel to commemorate a bloody battle...
To commemorate a centenary of the Mametz forest battle during the Great War, the author Alun Cob publishes a new novel about the bloody fight,Mametz.
 
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From Botany Bay to Cardigan Castle

One of Wales's most popular authors, Bethan Gwanas, will be visiting Cardigan Castle on Thursday the 30th of June at 10:30 to discuss her latest novel, I Botany Bay,  amongst her other titles.

 
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Series launch of books about the natural world in Cardiff and Penarth
The Really Wild Show TV presenter Nicola Davies and Swansea art student Abbie Cameron launch series of books about the natural world in Cardiff and Penarth.
 
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Experienced and new author scoop prestigious award
In a ceremony held today (02.06.16) in the main pavilion of the Urdd Eisteddfod at Flint, it was announced that Siân Lewis and illustrator Valériane Leblond are the winners of the 2016 Tir na n-Og Welsh-language Junior Category Award, with Llŷr Titus winning the Secondary Category Award.
 
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Griff takes the prize with his first novel!
In a special ceremony held as part of the CILIP conference in Swansea, the Welsh Books Council has announced the name of the winner of the 2016 Tir na n-Og English-language Award, Wales's top prize for authors of books for children and young adults.
 
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A festival of Books this year at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Come by Siop Lyfrau Lewis's stand at the Eisteddfod yr Urdd in Fflint between the 30th of May to the 4th of June. The stand will be full of excitement, books and events!

 
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A novel is the Welsh and English Book of the Month for the first time ever
For the First Time ever, a novel from a new author has won the slot for the Welsh Books Council's Book of the Month in Welsh and English.
 
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Announcing the Wales Book of the Year Short List 2016

The Short List was announced via a live online broadcast in collaboration with the Welsh-language television company Cwmni Da on Thursday 19 May at 1.00 pm.

 
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Lifting the lid on a Notorious Election Campaign
The Greasy Poll – Diary of a Controversial Election  will be launched at Wiff Waff Bar in Aberystwyth on the 19thof May at 7pm.
 
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Welsh Children's Poet launches her new book using Twitter…
Between 8 and 9 on Wednesday Night the 18th of May, during the Welsh Hour, Anni Llŷn will be launching her new book Dim Ond Traed Brainon the Bardd Plant Cymru Twitter Page (@BarddPlant). 
 
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Two Roald Dahl poetry books for children skillfully adapted into Welsh by Gwynne Williams
Rily Publications present two new Roald Dahl adaptions in Welsh for the Centenary Year.
 
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The poet and scholar Gwyn Thomas has died aged 79 after a lifelong contribution as a poet and as one who had a remarkable ability to interpret and to introduce Welsh literature to new audiences. A three times winner of the Tir na n-Og Award and National Poet of Wales, he was also a member of the Books Council's central panels. We extend our deepest condolences to the family in their time of grief.
 
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Angharad Tomos, the prolific Welsh-language author, will lead the next @LlyfrDaFabBooks Author Tour. Six primary schools in the Caernarfon area will enjoy a workshop with Angharad, in which she'll discuss two of her latest novels, both based in 1960s Wales– Paent!  and Darn Bach o Bapur.
 
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Faith, hope, Love...

These are some of the themes at this year's Bedwen Lyfrau Festival held at The Gallery, Caernarfon on Saturday the 23rd of April.

 
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2016 Tir na n-Og Shortlist Announced
The Welsh Books Council has announced the titles on the shortlist of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards for 2016. The awards celebrate a special 40th birthday this year and there is much excitement surrounding the announcement of the winning title.
 
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Tryweryn Activist Reveals All on Welsh Bombing Campaigns, Life on the Run and MI5
Y Lolfa will be releasing Tryweryn - A Nation Awakes– The Story of a Welsh Freedom Fighter  by Owain Williams on the 2ndof April at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli, Gwynedd at 12pm.
 
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Martha Morgan Country

Project Launch - Sunday, 3rd April, Boat Club Parrog Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0RP 3pm-5pm

 
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Please be aware that we have some essential systems maintenance work being carried out this weekend, 19 to 20March 2016.
 
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Another Journey for the Welsh Books Council

The popular children's author, Dan Anthony, will visit six locations on 16, 17 and 18 March and the pupils are eagerly awaiting his arrival.

 
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UK Book lovers achieve New Guinness World Records Title for World Book Day 2016

Over 6,388 readers took part to smash previous record of 2,679.

 
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Roald Dahl - Imagine That!
Actor Chris Kinahan stars in the show Roald Dahl - Imagine That! to tour around schools and libraries in Wales.
 
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The #bookselfie Challenge - World Book Day 2016

Following the success of our #bookselfie  challenge which was held for the first time last year to celebrate World Book Day, we wanted to encourage the same enthusiasm again this year and to try and collect even more selfies!

 
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A visual journey around Ceredigion past and present…

Iestyn Hughes will present his new book at the Drwm in the National Library this Thursday, 3 March at 7pm.

 
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#lovetoread on World Book Day 2016
Once more this year, there is huge anticipation ahead of World Book Day which is to be held on Thursday, 3 March. There will be a variety of celebrations and events across Wales on this day to mark the special occasion– the largest annual celebration of books and reading in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
 
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Polly Buckle signs film rights for the story of Greenham Common from Honno Press
Honno (Welsh Women’s Press) has sold the film/TV dramatisation rights option of the story of the most iconic UK protest of the 20th century– Greenham Common – to independent producer Polly Buckle.
 
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Wales's Quick Reads 2016 titles announced!

Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis, will officially launch the titles at Yr Oriel in the National Assembly building on Thursday, 25 February.

 
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The Biggest Book Show on Earth
The Biggest Book Show on Earth will be held in Swansea for the first time ever and 600 children will attend the event onMonday, 22 Februaryat the Grand Theatre.
 
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Biography of soldier who hated War marks centenary of Military Concription Act

Pilgrim of Peace  will be launched at Y Drwm at the National Library ofWalesat 6.30pm on the 2ndof March - a hundred years since the Military Conscription Act came into force.

 
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Bumper Book Quiz
There is still a chance to be involved with our Bumper Book Quiz and official Guinness World Record attempt at Swansea's Brangwyn Hall. In the company of fantastic authors and illustrators - Steven Butler, Knife& Packer, Jeremy Strong, Nick Arnold& Tony De Saulles, Dan Anthony a Huw Aaron! Contact us for more information and to book your space. Suitable for Years 5,6 and 7.
 
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Wales's Quick Reads 2016 Titles Announced
The 2016 Quick Reads titles, published by Accent Press and Y Lolfa, are to be announced with books by sports broadcaster Dylan Ebenezer, popular Welsh-language novelist Geraint Evans, award-winning writer and journalist Horatio Clare and sports writer Jos Andrews. It is a diverse selection that will hopefully appeal to those who aren't that keen on reading. Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis, will officially launch the titles at Yr Oriel in the National Assembly building on Thursday, 25 February.
 
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Big Book Sale - 50% off books for children and young adults

Grab a great bargain - visit your local bookshop next week! From Monday, 1 February onwards there will be huge savings on children's books - many titles will be half price or less!

 
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Annual Stocktake
The Welsh Books Council Distribution Centre will be undertaking their annual stocktake this week, and all Gwales orders placed after midday on Friday, 22 January will be dealt with on Wednesday, 27 January. This does not affect eBook orders.
 
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Welsh Government shows support for publishing
The latest on the Welsh Government's support to the publishing industry.
 
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Nigel Owen’s autobiography tops the Christmas chart

Find out which books were the most popular in the run-up to Christmas.

 
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Author Session in the Castle
Cardigan Castle will be become home to 600 children and four authors on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of February as the Welsh Books Council organise a huge event within its walls. The children will be provided with a feast for the eyes and ears as they see some of their favourite authors discussing their work.
 
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Dewi Pws turns his hand to English Poetry

Dewi Pws is well known as a Welsh Musician, comedian and tv star and protests over the Welsh Language. With the release of his new book Popeth Pws   he has now published English poetry for the first time.

 
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Do you hear the people sing?

There is nothing more evocative of the sound of Wales that its male voice choirs…

 
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Rifiera Reu

Dewi Prysor's latest Welsh-language novel, Rifiera Reu  (Y Lolfa) is now available.

 
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Di-Ben-Draw - D Ben Rees

Di-Ben-Draw  will be launched Thursday the 3rd of December at Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel at 7pm.

 
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Bethan Gwanas's first novel for adults in almost a decade...

This week Bethan Gwanas will be publishing her first novel for adults since 2006. I botany Bay  will be officially launched at T H Roberts in Dolgellau at 6:30 on the 4th of December in the company of Bethan Gwanas, Haf Llewelyn and Sian James.

 
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Norte by Jon Gower

Norteis an exciting, current and international it's nature - the latest volume from the versatile writer Jon Gower.

 
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Radio Cymru's Welsh Bookshops Week

The Welsh Bookshops Week campaign will be held again this year and will have live radio broadcasts from several bookshops throughout Wales from November 16 to 20.

 
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An author on a visit to ten schools in north Wales

Meleri Wyn James will venture to north Wales on a @LlyfrDaFabBooks  tour and visit ten schools.

 
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Dianc i Ryddid...

Dianc i Ryddid: Rhyfel D. T Davies  with Ioan Wyn Evans will be launched at The Halfway Hotel at Nantgaredig Friday night, the 6th of November.

 
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Launching Llyfr Gwyn

Book Launch Night:
6 November, 7pm at Sefydliad y Merched Hall, Blaenau Ffestiniog
11 November, 7pm at Neuadd Reichel, Bangor

Price:£12.95 (paperback) /£19.95 (Hardback)

 
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Tynnu Colur Toni Caroll...

The Singer, actress and performer, Toni Caroll will be launching her autobiography Tynnu Colur Toni Caroll  on Thursday night, the 29th of October at Les y Glowyr Hall at Ystradgynlais at 8pm.

 
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Rebecca F. John wins Pen International New Voices Award 2015

Announced in Quebec last night, young Swansea writer Rebecca F. John has won the PEN International New Voices Award 2015 for a short story in her dark and dazzling debut collection of short stories Clown's Shoes  released by leading Welsh indie publisher Parthian Books today.

 
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New poster unveiled to celebrate the centenary of T. Llew Jones
T. Llew Jones School, Brynhoffnant unveiling a poster especially commissioned by the Welsh Books Council to celebrate the centenary of the birth of T. Llew Jones.
 
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Competition for primary children
The Welsh Books Council encourages primary school children to write a poem in celebration of the centenary of the birth of T. Llew Jones.
 
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Friends of the Welsh Books Council - Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Friends of the Welsh Books Council will be held Saturday the3rd of October at Green Street Chapel, Aberdare at 2pm.

 
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Launch of new twitter account  @LlyfrDaFabBooks
Pupils at Ysgol Trewen celebrating the launch of the Welsh Books Council’s new twitter account @LlyfrDaFabBooks  which is designed for children, schools and teachers to coincide with the centenary of the birth of the famous poet and author, T. Llew Jones.
 
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@LlyfrDaFabBooks
A new bilingual twitter account to promote childrens and young adult books @LlyfrDaFabBooks
 
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Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of T. Llew Jones in Schools Across Wales
The Welsh Books Council will celebrate the centenary of the birth of T. Llew Jones.
 
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Ken Skates AM visits the Welsh Books Council
Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, visited the Welsh Books Council this week.
 
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Great Rugby Moments
In a new book, Gareth Edwards chooses 50 great moments  in the history of rugby union.

 
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Tender for Welsh-language Magazines 2016–2019
Following a review of the provision for Welsh-language magazines, the Welsh Books Council has announced that fifteen magazines will receive grant support during the next franchise period 2016–19, to commence on 1 April 2016, broadening the support to ensure a wide range of material for readers.
 
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Celebrating Roald Dahl
The Welsh Books Council, in partnership with Mewn Cymeriad, will celebrate the life and work of Roald Dahl.
 
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Welsh Books Council welcomes important visitors
Welsh Books Council's Distribution Centre welcomes Edwina Hart and Elin Jones.
 
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Book Launch: Gonzo Davies, Caught in Possession by Eddie Butler

Gonzo Davies, Caught in Possession by Eddie Butler is published by Gomer Press and will be officially launched on Friday, 11 September at The Chapel in Market Street, Abergavenny.

 
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A tribute to world-famous naturalist and nature writer, William Condry

"As time passes I become ever more convinced that it is in the wild places that we have the best hope of finding such little sanity as survives in the world." William Condry

 
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Back to school

Absolutely awesome books for school and home learning.

 
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Literary Medal 2015
Tony Bianchi has been awarded the Literary Medal at the 2015 National Eisteddfod for his novel, Dwy Farwolaeth Endaf Rowlands.
 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2015
The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2015 is Mari Lisa for her novel, Veritas.
 
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The Welsh Books Council at the National Eisteddfod
Call in to the Welsh Books Council's stand at the National Eisteddfod, 1-8 August.
 
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Everyone remembers Tryweryn... but who remembers Llanwddyn?

Gwasg Gomer will be launching Cofiwch Lanwddyn at the Lolfa Lên at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday, 4 August at 2pm. Eiddwen Jones will also be signing copies at the Welsh Books Council Stand between 1 and 1:30pm.

 
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Lolfa @ Meifod

Here's what the Lolfa has got in store for the Eisteddfod

 
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Aled Lewis Evans's Llwybrau Llonyddwch

A new book by Gwasg Gomer to be published at the National Eisteddfod: Aled Lewis Evans, Llwybrau Llonyddwch.

 
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Y Lolfa Lên returns to the National Eisteddfod
With Tafwyl, Y Sesiwn Fawr, Gŵyl Arall and the Hay Festival all behind us, we now turn our sights to the National Eisteddfod which will return to Montgomeryshire this August for the first time since 2003.
 
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A Show of First-class Books!
The Welsh Books Council celebrating 25 years at the RWAS!
 
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Is-deitla'n Unig - Subtitles Only
A journey into the world of foreign cinema through the eyes of a Welsh cinephile is the latest book published by Gomer Press.
 
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Summer books supplement
The books supplement for Summer 2015 is now available.
 
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Young Readers take over the Arts Centre
Hundreds of children from 29 schools across Wales took took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of eager competing on 16 and 17 June. It was the national round of Darllen Dros Gymru, the Welsh Books Council’s Welsh-language books competition for primary schools in Wales. All pupils were competing for a number of prestigious awards by discussing books and performing short dramatic presentations based on titles they had read.
 
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Johnstown Primary School Crowned BookSlam Champions
A team of avid readers from Johnstown Primary School, Carmarthenshire, were recently crowned the 2015 Champions of BookSlam, the Welsh Books Council’s annual reading competition for children.
 
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Wales Book of the Year 2015 announced
Other People’s Countries  by Patrick McGuinness is Wales Book of the Year 2015.
 
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Anni Llŷn announced as the new Bardd Plant Cymru
In a ceremony at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 26 May, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones announced that the title of Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh Children’s Poet Laureate) 2015-17 has been awarded to writer and TV presenter Anni Llŷn.
 
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Detective novel launched at Aberystwyth
The latest detective novel written by Geraint Evans, Y Gelyn Cudd  (Y Lolfa) will be launched at Aberystwyth, 5 June.
 
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In a ceremony held in the main pavilion of the Urdd Eisteddfod at Caerphilly, it was announced that books by authors Gareth F. Williams and Caryl Lewis are the winners of the Welsh-language Tir na n-Og Awards, 2015.
 
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Books and authors at the Urdd Eisteddfod

A long list of events have been organised at the Siop y Bont stall at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 25-30 May. Call in!

 
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An evening of poetry and song
An evening of entertainment with Jim Parc Nest and Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion was held at Newcastle Emlyn, 22nd May.
 
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First-time author scoops Tir na n-Og Award
Cardiff-raised author, Giancarlo Gemin, has won the annual Tir na n-Og Award with his début book, Cowgirl.
 
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The first International Dylan Thomas Day is launched
The magic of Thomas’s poetry is brought to life by his granddaughter and a replica of his writing shed at a school in East London. An appeal to create a new 100 line poem inspired by his words is launched.
 
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Book on Controversial 1974 Lions Tour Shortlisted for Rugby Book of the Year Award
Y Lolfa publishers are proud to announce that  Undefeated– The Story of the 1974 Lions  by debut author Rhodri Davies has been shortlisted for the coveted 2015 Cross British Sports Book Awards, one of the key events in the publishing and sporting calendar.
 
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Wales Book of the Year Award 2015 short list announced
After over a year of reading, meeting, deliberating and debating, the Wales Book of the Year judges have made their decisions, and Literature Wales is delighted to announce the 2015 Wales Book of the Year Short List.
 
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Lifetime Achievement Award for Dafydd Islwyn
Dafydd Islwyn, one of the prime movers of the poetry society, Cymdeithas Cerdd Dafod, will receive the Cwlwm Cyhoeddwyr Cymru (Welsh Publishers Circle) Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bedwen Lyfrau Book Festival in Merthyr on 2 May.
 
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An Invitation to Tender for Welsh-language Magazines
The Welsh Books Council is pleased to announce that it’s seeking tenders for the provision of Welsh-language magazines for the period between April 2016 and March 2019.
 
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Bedwen Lyfrau 2015
Bedwen Lyfrau 2015 will be held at Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tudful, Saturday, 2 May.
 
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2015 Tir na n-Og Award Shortlist Announced
The Welsh Books Council has announced the titles on the shortlist of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards for 2015.
 
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Literature Wales have announced that the winner of the Taliesin and BBC Radio Cymru Short Story Award is Heiddwen Tomos for her story ‘Cathe’.

 
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Quick Reads 2015
30 minutes reading a week can improve your life!
 
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Books.Wales
The Welsh Books Council is the latest organisation to adopt the .cymru and .wales domains with the aim of strengthening Wales’s presence online.
 
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T. Llew Jones Centenary
Which T. Llew Jones book is your favourite?
 
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Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony 2015

Wales’ most prestigious literary event returns to Galeri Caernarfon.

 
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Welsh-language Biggest Book Show on Earth
Following the success of the English-language Biggest Book Show on Earth at Rhyl in February, a Welsh-language show was held in Caernarfon, 10 March 2015.
 
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Creating a New List of Classic Welsh Reads
What is a classic? Do you have a favorite book that you consider a classic? If so, there is a campaign launched today that asks readers across Wales to nominate their classics for inclusion in a list that will be distributed to libraries, bookshops and colleges to encourage others to read and enjoy them.
 
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An attempt to create the world's largest poem
On World Book Day, Aneirin Karadog, the Bardd Plant Cymru (Children’s Poet Laureate), has set a challenge to compose the world’s largest poem!
 
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Reading - where does it take you?
Do you love reading? Capturing people's love of reading is not an easy task, but to celebrate World Book Day in Wales this year the campaign has created a short film aiming to show the emotional connection created by reading.
 
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Welsh sporting stars launch World Book Day #bookselfie challenge
Welsh rugby stars George North and Scott Williams, together with their coach Robin McBryde, launched the World Book Day selfie challenge this week, ready for the big day on 5 March.
 
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World Book Day Lecture 2015: Jackie Morris
Jackie Morris, artist, author and world-famous illustrator, will give this year’s World Book Day lecture at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, on Wednesday, 4 March.
 
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Tic Toc - Sunday night is story night for young children on BBC Radio Cymru
Starting on St David’s Day, Sunday night will be Welsh story night for small children all over the country as BBC Radio Cymru launches a brand-new service for very young listeners - and their parents or carers, of course!
 
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Honouring an Author of Children's Books: The Mary Vaughan Jones Award 2015
Siân Lewis, author of over 250 books for children and young people, is the winner of the Mary Vaughan Jones Award 2015.
 
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World Book Day Tour Rolling to Rhyl
A thousand children from schools in Denbighshire and Conwy descended on Rhyl Pavilion on 25 February to witness the Biggest Book Show on Earth, part of this year’s World Book Day celebrations. This year’s event was bigger than ever in scope and size, featuring over 40 top children’s authors and illustrators and visiting ten locations throughout the UK and Ireland, including Bath, Glasgow and Dublin.
 
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Children’s Book of the Month - new scheme launched
Are you bonkers about books? Hip, hip, hurray! The Welsh Books Council is gearing up for World Book Day on 5 March by launching Wales’s first ever Children’s Book of the Month scheme.
 
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Catrin Dafydd announces long-awaited sequel to bestseller
Critically-acclaimed Welsh author Catrin Dafydd publishes her new novel Random Births and Love Hearts  (Gwasg Gomer) on 14th February 2015.
 
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Bestseller available as an eBook

The Welsh-language Christmas bestseller - Rhys Meirion - Stopio'r Byd am Funud Fach  (Y Lolfa) - is now available as an eBook.

 
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Three Cheers for Wales!

Following the popularity of Welsh Cakes and Custard  (Pont Books), Wendy White has written another book for children, Three Cheers for Wales.

 
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Zonia Bowen's autobiography
The founder of Merched y Wawr has published her autobiography, Dy Bobl Di Fydd Fy Mhobl I  (Y Lolfa).
 
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Jonathan Edwards wins the 2014 Costa Poetry Award
Jonathan Edwards has been awarded the 2014 Costa Poetry Award for his debut collection My Family and Other Superheroes  (Seren).
 
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Welsh-language book is Waterstones' Book of the Month
Cariad Pur?  (Gwasg y Bwthyn) is the first Welsh book ever to be chosen as Waterstones' Book of the Month.
 
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Happy New Year
On behalf of the Welsh Books Council staff may we wish all Gwales users a Happy New Year.
 
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Christmas Best-seller
The best-selling English-language book from Wales this Christmas is Delme - The Autobiography  (y Lolfa)
 
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Gareth Thomas captains Wales’s Quick Reads 2015 titles
Former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas leads the charge on behalf of the Quick Reads series as the titles of the 2015 series are released.
 
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Books for your Children - questionnaire
A chance to voice your opinions and to win a book token - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/clwbllyfrau
 
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Awen Iwan available as an EBook

Twm Morys, editor of Awen Iwan  (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas) thinks that the late Iwan Llwyd would have been proud that his book is now available as an ebook.

 
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Welsh Booksellers Week, 24-28 November
A campaign by the Welsh Books Council and BBC Radio Cymru to promote Welsh booksellers.
 
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Three Novels, Three Authors, One Book Launch
Three new novels from y Lolfa, LlanwY Fro Dywyll  and Llythyrau yn y Llwch  will be launched Friday, 21 November, at Galeri, Caernarfon.
 
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World Book Day 2015
World Book Day 2015 tour rolling to Rhyl.
 
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Book events all over Wales
A weekend packed with book launches and author signings.
 
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Rily Publications presents its first original children's book
Rily Publications is excited to announce its first original bilingual children’s fiction, Dannedd Mel Morgwn, written by author and editor Gordon Jones.
 
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Television Campaign 2014
Click below to view 2014 Christmas Advertising Campaign.
 
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Awards for Parthian Authors
John Harrison wins best travel book award for Forgotten Footprints  from the British Guild of Travel Writers, and Tyler Keevil wins the Journey Prize for Seal Skin (in  Burrard Inlet)
 
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DJ Tommo's autobiography
BBC Radio Cymru presenter Tommo's autobiography  was launched by Gwasg Gomer at Cardigan, 3 November.
 
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Publishers' promotion films
Two new films by different publishers promoting their books - Sugar Hall (Seren) and Nadolig Gwyntog Rwdolff  (Gwasg Gomer Press).
 
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Dan Ewyn y Don
John Alwyn Griffiths's third Welsh-language novel in the trilogy about Glan Morfa, Dan Ewyn y Don  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch) has been launched.
 
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Cracking Books for Christmas!
The Welsh Books Council has recently published Gwledd y Nadolig  - a Welsh-language catalogue featuring all the latest Christmas books from Wales.
 
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Friends of the WBC's Annual Meeting
The Friends of the Welsh Books Council's Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, 18 October, at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
 
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Happy Birthday, Pobol y Cwm!
The BBC's Welsh language soap opera Pobol y Cwm is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and Gwasg Gomer has launched a  book  to mark the anniversary.
 
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Crime author Wonny Lea officially opened Books& Pontyclun on Saturday, 27 September and signed copies of her novels Jack-KnifedCoopers Field Murders  and Killing By Colours  (Accent Press).
 
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Learn Welsh - Have a Go!
The Welsh Books Council has published a brand new catalogue of books and resources to help those who are learning Welsh.
 
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EBooks
There are now over 1,300 eBooks on Gwales.com!
 
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'A ghost named Dylan' launches with help from school workshops for poet's centenary

A debut children's book by a primary school teacher has been launched at Sully Primary School writers' shed as part of an exciting initiative to bring the work of Dylan Thomas to thousands of school children.

 
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PENfro Book Festival 2014

This year the PENfro Book Festival ran from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September.

 
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Gŵyl Golwg 2014
Gŵyl Golwg, a Welsh-language festival hosted by the magazine Golwg, was held at Lampeter, 12-14 September 2014.
 
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The National Eisteddfod's winning literary entries
The annual adjudications of the National Eisteddfod,  Cyfansoddiadau a Beirniadaethau, are now available.
 
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Literary Medal 2014
The winner of the Literary Medal at the 2014 National Eisteddfod is Lleucu Roberts, author of Saith Oes Efa.
 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2014
The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2014 is Lleucu Roberts for her novel, Rhwng Edafedd.
 
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The Welsh Books Council at the National Eisteddfod
Call in to the Welsh Books Council's stand at the National Eisteddfod, 2-9 August.
 
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Let Your Kids Loose in the Library this Summer!
Mythical Maze is here! Let your children get caught up in an epic adventure in their local library over the summer holidays with the Summer Reading Challenge 2014!
 
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Pink Mist by Owen Sheers is the 2014 Wales Book of the Year
On Thursday 10 July Literature Wales announced that Pink Mist  by Owen Sheers had been named Wales Book of the Year 2014.
 
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Which Welsh books are best?
Bookworms will be delighted with a special edition of S4C's Pethe series focusing on the best books from Wales, broadcast from the Wales Book of The Year Ceremony 2014.
 
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Young Readers Take Over Arts Centre
Hundreds of children from 30 schools across Wales took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of eager competing last week. It was the national round of Darllen Dros Gymru, the Welsh Books Council’s Welsh-language books competition for primary schools in Wales. All pupils were competing for a number of prestigious awards by discussing books and performing short dramatic presentations based on titles they had read.
 
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Producing a film to publicise a book
Caernarfon based publishers and printers, Gwasg y Bwthyn, have produced a short film to publicise a new Welsh language novel, Miwsig Moss Morgan.
 
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Broad Haven Primary School Crowned BookSlam Champions
A team of avid readers from Broad Haven Primary School, Pembrokeshire, was recently crowned the 2014 Champions of BookSlam, the Welsh Books Council’s annual reading competition for children.
 
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Dinefwr Literature Festival 2014
Dinefwr Literature Festival is a celebration of words, music and landscape - it was held 20-22 June at Dinefwr Park and Castle.
 
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Welsh books supplement
The Welsh-language books supplement for Summer 2014 is now available.
 
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Carmarthenshire local poetry

Beirdd Bro Eisteddfod Sir Gâr  (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas) will be launched at Carmarthen Football Club, Thursday, 19 June.

 
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Historical Novels Triumph at the 2014 Tir na n-Og Awards
In a ceremony held at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Bala, it was announced that the 2014 Tir na n-Og Awards have been won by two novels based on historic events.
 
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Welsh Books in new morning slot on BBC Radio Cymru
BBC Radio Cymru will be offering listeners a welcome opportunity to relax with a good book every weekday morning from early June. A chance to put the kettle on, sit comfortably - for roughly eight or nine minutes just before 11am every day - and enjoy a book a week.
 
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Charlie Underwood Fights Back
Paul Manship's fifth children's book, Charlie Underwood Fights Back  (Pont Books) to be launched on 21 May at Millbrook Primary School in Newport.
 
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First-Time Author Scoops Tir na n-Og Award
Carmarthenshire-based author Wendy White has won the annual Tir na n-Og award with  Welsh Cakes and Custard, her début novel for children.
 
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The 2014 Wales Book of the Year Short List
The judges have made their decisions, and Literature Wales is delighted to announce the 2014 Wales Book of the Year Short List.
 
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Caernarfon Through the Eye of Time

Caernarfon Through the Eye of Time  (Y Lolfa) by T. Meirion Hughes was launched Wednesday, 7 May.

 
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Gwyn Thomas chosen as Wales's Favourite Poet  #dathludarllen
Radio Cymru, in partnership with the Welsh Books Council, has today announced that, following a listeners’ poll, the poet and scholar Professor Gwyn Thomas has been named Wales’s Favourite Poet.
 
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Welsh-language books festival at Nant Gwrtheyrn
Bedwen Lyfrau 2014, held by Cwlwm Cyhoeddwyr Cymru, was held at Nant Gwrtheyrn, on Saturday 3 May, 2014.
 
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Wales’s Favourite Poet
Join the campaign to discover Wales’s Favourite Welsh-language poet.
 
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Radio Cymru, in partnership with the Welsh Books Council, has announced the names of the ten poets shortlisted in its latest project.
 
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Alun yr Arth series celebrates its 20th book
Morgan Tomos, author of the Alun yr Arth and Alun the Bear books celebrates publishing the twentieth in the Welsh-language series - Alun yr Arth a’r Wy Pasg  (Y Lolfa).
 
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New Welsh-language Under Milk Wood
Gomer Press launched Dan y Wenallt, a new Welsh-language adaptation by T. James Jones of Under Milk Wood  by Dylan Thomas, at Cardiff University, on Thursday, 20 March.
 
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2014 Tir na n-Og Award Shortlist Announced
The Welsh Books Council has announced the titles on the shortlist of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards for 2014.
 
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Insufficiently Welsh
Griff Rhys Jones has been discussing and reading from his book  Insufficiently Welsh  (Parthian Books) at Palas Print, Caernarfon on Saturday, 8th March.
 
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Book Launch at the National Library

Buarth Beirdd  (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas) was launched at the National Library of Wales on World Book Day, 6 March.

 
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Countdown to World Book Day Celebrations  #lovetoread
Thursday 6 March is World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in Wales. How will you celebrate in 2014?
 
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Book event at Llanystumdwy
An evening to celebrate the publication o Twll Bach y Clo  by Lleucu Fflur Jones (Gwasg Gwynedd) was held 28 February at Llanystumdwy.
 
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Give a Book to Celebrate World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day this year, the Welsh Books Council and publishers in Wales have joined forces to offer great discounts on fantastic books which make ideal gifts for children.
 
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A thousand eBooks
There are now over 1,000 eBooks available on Gwales.
 
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Olympic Gold medallist Jade Jones and Swansea FC’s rising star Ben Davies have been unveiled as the faces for the 2014 World Book Day campaign in Wales. This month, over 15,000 posters will be distributed to schools, colleges, bookshops and libraries across the nation in the run-up to World Book Day on 6 March 2014.
 
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Book launch at Aberystwyth
A Welsh-language book about Christianity, Ffiniau ac Arfordir Ffydd  (Y Lolfa) was launched at Aberystwyth, 16 January 2014.
 
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Rugby player's autobiography

John Davies' autobiography, Dala'r Slac yn Dynn  (Y Lolfa), was launched 12 December at Crymych Rugby Club.

 
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Dafydd Wigley's latest autobiography

Dafydd Wigley's latest autobiography, Be Nesa!  (Gwasg Gwynedd) was launched at Caernarfon, 5 December.

 
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Annual Report

The Welsh Books Council's Annual Report for 2012-13 has been presented.

 
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Broadcaster's autobiography

The autobiography Geraint Lloyd - Y Dyn Tu ôl i'r Llais  (Y Lolfa) was launched Friday, 29 November, at Aberystwyth.

 
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Mathematical puzzles launched at Bangor

An event was held at the University of Bangor's Library on Thursday, 28 November, to celebrate the publication of Gareth Ffowc Roberts' Posau Pum Munud  (Gwasg Gomer).

 
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Y Plas - The Story Of The Welsh Country House

The autumn of 2013 saw 18 adventurous people step back in time for S4C's living history series, Y Plas. Now, a special book  has been published will make sure that the series and its stories are recorded forever.

 
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Welsh political poetry compilation

An event was held at Aberystwyth Thursday, 21 November, to celebrate the publication of Byw Brwydr  (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas).

 
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The Auschwitz Goalkeeper

Ron Jones' harrowing story,  The Auschwitz Goalkeeper  (Gwasg Gomer) was launched 20 November at Newport.

 
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C'mon Midffild launch

A book based on Welsh football comedy on S4C, C'mon Midffild - Stori Tîm o Walis  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch), was launched at Caernarfon Football Club, 21 November.

 
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Three Feathers and a Silver Fern

Roger Penn's book, Three Feathers and a Silver Fern  (Gomer Press) was launched Friday evening, 15 November, at Whitland Rugby Club.

 
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Lôn Fain Launch

Dafydd John Pritchard's poetry collection, Lôn Fain  (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas), was launched at Aberystwyth, 15 November.

 
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Dafydd Hywel's autobiography

Gwasg Gomer launched  Dafydd Hywel - Hunangofiant Alff Garnant  at Carmarthen, Thursday evening, 14 November.

 
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Gabriela - John Roberts' first novel

John Roberts' first novel,  Gabriela  (Y Lolfa), was launched at Aberystwyth, Thursday, 14 November.

 
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Television Campaign
Click below to view 2013 Christmas Advertising Campaign.
 
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Cracking Books for Christmas!

The Welsh Books Council has recently published two Christmas catalogues, Festive Reads  and Gwledd y Nadolig – both featuring all the latest Christmas books from Wales.

 
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A study of T. H. Parry-Williams' early career

Ffarwél i Freiburg  (Gwasg Gomer) was launched at Caernarfon on Thursday, 7 November.

 
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Plaid Cymru's early history documented

Richard Wyn Jones' book, Y Blaid Ffasgaidd yng Nghymru  was launched at Cardiff, 6 November 2013.

 
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'I’r Gad' – Half a century of Welsh Language Protests

I’r Gad  was launched in the company of Arwel Vittle, Arwel Rocet Jones and Emyr Llywelyn on Thursday, November 7th at Y Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

 
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Minecraft Welsh Handbook
Linked to the multi award-winning Sandbox online game, the official Minecraft  Beginner's Handbook in Welsh has been published by Rily.
 
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Ieuan Rhys's autobiography

The autobiography of actor Ieuan Rhys, Allet ti Beswch!  was launched at Cardiff Bay, 11 October.

 
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Book launch at the Chapter, Cardiff
Sioned Wiliam's novel, Dal i Fynd, was launched at Chapter, Cardiff, on Saturday, 28 September.
 
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'Teulu Bach Nantoer' available as an ebook
Children's classic, Teulu Bach Nantoer  by Moelona (Cromen) is now available as an ebook, to tie in with an S4C documentary on 15 September.
 
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Jon Gower's short stories launched at Caernarfon
An event was held at Palas Print, Caernarfon, Thursday, 12 September, to launch Jon Gower's collection of short stories, Breision.
 
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Book launch at Bethesda
An event was held at the Douglas Arms, Bethesda, 11 September, to launch Canu'n y Co.
 
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The National Eisteddfod's winning literary entries
With the National Eisteddfod at Denbigh now over, the annual adjudications, Cyfansoddiadau a Beirniadaethau,  are now available.

 
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Literary Medal 2013
The winner of the Literary Medal at the 2013 National Eisteddfod is Jane Jones Owen, author of Gwe o Glymau Sidan.
 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2013
The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2013 is Bet Jones for her novel, Craciau.
 
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Launch of a Welsh Books App
Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, launched the new Welsh Books App (Ap Llyfrau Cymru) at the Welsh Government’s stand on the Denbigh National Eisteddfod field on Monday, 5 August.
 
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The Welsh Books Council at the Eisteddfod
As always, the Welsh Books Council will be present at the National Eisteddfod - come and see us!
 
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Summer Books Supplements
Summer reading supplements available online  and throughout Wales.
 
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Welsh Book of the Year Award 2013
Rhian Edwards wins Wales Book of the Year 2013 for her collecion of poetry,  Clueless Dogs  (Seren).
 
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Leah Owen's autobiography
Gwasg Gwynedd launched Leah Owen's autobiography, Cyfres y Cewri: 37. Leah  at Melin Brwcws (Brookhouse Mill), Denbigh, on Thursday, 18 July.
 
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Thomas Parry and the Oxford Book of Welsh Verse
An event was held at the National Library of Wales to celebrate 50 years of The Oxford Book of Welsh Verse, and to launch Thomas Parry's biography, Y Brenhinbren, Wednesday, 17 July.
 
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Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony 2013
On Thursday, 18 July, Literature Wales will celebrate the best of Welsh literature at the Award Ceremony for one of Wales’ most prestigious literary prizes - the Wales Book of the Year Award.
 
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Launching popular Anglesey gardner's book
Gomer Press launched Gwreiddiau  by Medwyn Williams on Thursday, 11 July, at Tacla Taid, Anglesey's Transport and Agriculture Museum, Newborough.
 
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Denbigh Book Launch
Cyhoeddiadau Barddas launched a volume of poetry, Beirdd Bro'r Eisteddfod  in Denbigh Library, on Thursday evening, 27 June.
 
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John Elfed Jones Autobiography
The launch of John Elfed Jones' autobiography,  Dyfroedd Dyfnion(y Lolfa) will be held on Friday, 28 June, at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff at 7pm.
 
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Celebration in Llanystumdwy
Gwasg Gwynedd celebrated the publication of Ian Parri's travel book, Nid yr A470  (Not the A470) in the Feathers, Llanystumdwy, on Saturday, 8 June.
 
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New Detective Novel Set in Aberystwyth
Geraint Evans launched his new detective novel, Diawl y Wasg  (y Lolfa) on Friday, 7 June at Aberystwyth Library.
 
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Eileen Younghusband Wins People's Book Prize
Candy Jar Books is pleased to announce that author Eileen Younghusband has been named winner of The People’s Book Prize in the non-fiction 2012/2013 category for her book One Woman's War.
 
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Popular and Well-known Broadcasters Win Top Awards
The Welsh Books Council has announced the winners of the 2013 Tir na n-Og Welsh awards. In a special ceremony at the Pembrokeshire National Urdd Eisteddfod on Thursday afternoon, 30 May, awards were presented to Iolo Williams and Bethan Wyn Jones for Cynefin yr Ardd  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch), and to Alun Wyn Bevan for his book Y Gêmau Olympaidd a Champau’r Cymry  (Gomer Press).
 
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Unique take on the Tales of The Mabinogi Wins Major Award
The Welsh Books Council has announced the name of the winner of the 2013 Tir na n-Og English Award. In a prestigious event at Cardiff Central Library on 16 May, the award was presented to Daniel Morden for his collection of stories, Tree of Leaf and Flame (Pont Books).
 
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Wales Book of the Year Award 2013 Short List
The annual Wales Book of the Year journey has begun as the 2013 Short List has been announced via a special online broadcast. Using a digital platform for the Short List meant that everyone, whether in Wales or further afield, could celebrate the wealth of literary talent we have here in Wales.
 
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S4C's Pethe programme and Literature Wales jointly announce Book of the Year short list
On Monday, 13 May, Literature Wales and S4C jointly announced which books have reached the 2013 Book of the Year short list.
 
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2013 Bedwen Lyfrau
This year's Bedwen Lyfrau, organised by Cwlwm Cyhoeddwyr Cymru, was held in Theatr Felinfach, in the Aeron Valley, on Saturday, 02 May, between 10.30am and 3.30pm.
 
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R. Williams Parry Biography
Gwasg Gomer and Academi Hywel Teifi celebrated the publication of Bob: Cofiant R. Williams Parry  (Alan Llwyd) at Swansea University, on Thursday, 02 May.
 
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Y Lolfa Title on Sports Awards Shortlist
Who Beat the All Blacks?  (Y Lolfa) by Alun Gibbard has been shortlisted for the coveted 2013 British Sports Book Awards, one of the key events in the publishing and sporting calendar.
 
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Success in the 20x13 Story-writing Competition
The winner of the Welsh Books Council’s Quick Reads/Stori Sydyn 20x13 Wales-wide creative-writing competition is Maria Panfili Roberts from Pencader in Carmarthenshire for her piece After Nana.
 
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The new series that speaks volumes on S4C
Two children with special needs; a young man with his mind on lust and lager and the steel industry in the Swansea Valley during the 1980s. The contents of Welsh novels come to life in a new series on S4C this week – 6 Nofel  (6 Novels) –  a series that speaks volumes.
 
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Carmarthen Book Launch
A Wnaiff y Gwragedd  (Gwasg Gomer), Beti-Wyn James's experiences as a minister of religion, was launched at the Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen, on Thursday, 11 April.
 
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2013 Tir na n-Og Awards Shortlist Announced
The Welsh Books Council has announced the titles on the shortlist of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards for 2013.
 
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Children's Books Catalogue
The 2013 Welsh Books and Educational Resources for Children and Young Adults Catalogue  is now available online.
 
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Wiliam Owen Roberts Book Launch
Wiliam Owen Roberts discussed his latest novel, Paris  (Barddas) on Wednesday, 27 March at the Mochyn Du, Cardiff, and at Palas Print, Caernarfon on Wednesday, 03 April.
 
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Announcing the name of Wales's Favourite Author - Caryl Lewis
To celebrate World Book Day in Wales, it was announced on Nia Roberts’s programme on Radio Cymru that the winner of the competition to find Wales’s Favourite Author is Caryl Lewis.
 
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Author and broadcaster to speak about his adventure in books
Author and broadcaster Trevor Fishlock, who has reported as a foreign correspondent from more than 70 countries for theTimes and theDaily Telegraph, is the guest speaker at this year’s World Book Day lecture to be held on Tuesday, 5 March, at the Pierhead building, Cardiff Bay.
 
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Give a Book to Celebrate World Books Day
This year, World Book Day will be held on 7 March and to celebrate the occasion publishers are offering great discounts on fantastic books, which are now available in bookshops throughout Wales.
 
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Hands off Wales Book Launch
Wyn Thomas launched his book Hands off Wales  (Gomer) in Waterstones, Carmarthen, on Monday, 18 February.
 
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Finding Wales’s Favourite Welsh-language Author
In the lead-up to World Book Day, Radio Cymru – in partnership with the Welsh Books Council and LiteratureWales –  are running a competition to find Wales’s favourite Welsh-language author.
 
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Welsh Olympians Lead World Book Day
Double Paralympics medal winner Aled Sion Davies and Olympian swimmer Georgia Davies are the new faces of World Book Day 2013.
 
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Welsh National Anthem
Y Lolfa have published the story of The Welsh National Anthem  (Siôn Jobbins) in time for the start of the six nations rubgy tournament.
 
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What do you want to write about in 20x13?
Aspiring young authors in Wales are invited to submit a short piece of creative writing on any subject as part of the launch of Quick Reads/Stori Sydyn 2013 in Wales.
 
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Best-selling Welsh-language Christmas Title
The best-selling Welsh-language book over the Christmas period (October-December) was Gwyn Elfyn's autobiography, Gwyn y Mans  (Y Lolfa) with Bethan Gwanas' atobiography, Hanas Gwanas  (Gwasg Gwynedd), in second place.
 
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Christmas Best-seller
The best-selling English-language book from Wales over the Christmas period (October-December) was Shadow - The Dai Morris Story  (Y Lolfa), with Who Beat the All Blacks  (Y Lolfa) in second place.
 
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Cyw Returns in Book Form
The S4C children's character Cyw, is back with the appearance of Hwyl Gyda Cyw a'i Ffrindiau  (Sain). Signing sessions will be held at Plascrug Leisure Centre, Aberystwyth, between 4.00 and 5.30 pm on Thursday, 13 December, and in the Na-Nôg siop, Caernarfon, between 4.00 and 5.30 on Friday, 14 December.
 
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Carmarthen Signing Sessions
Dewi Pws Morris visited Siop y Pentan and Tu Hwnt, Carmarthen, on Wednesday, 12 December, to sign copies of his new book,  Straeon Tafarn  (Y Lolfa).
 
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Carolyn Hitt Diaries
Carolyn Hitt signed copies of her rugby diaries Wales Play in Red  (Gomer) at Waterstones, Carmarthen and WH Smith, Llanelli, on Saturday,  8 December.
 
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Rugby Mad Rhian on Tour
Rhian Madamrygbi Davies has been touring the bookshops of Wales during December signing copies of her book Y Briodas  (Y Lolfa).
 
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100 Folk Songs
Y Lolfa launched Meinir Wyn Edwards's collection of Welsh folk songs,100 o Ganeuon Gwerin,  at Inc bookshop, Aberystwyth, on Thursday, 6 November.
 
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Plas Menai Book Launch
Gwasg Gwynedd celebrated the publication of broadcaster Dylan Jones's autobiography, Dylanwadau,  at Plas Menai, Y Felinheli, on Thursday, 6 December.
 
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New Cardiff Guide
Lowri Haf Cooke launched her new guidebook, Canllaw Bach Caerdydd  (Gomer) in the Burgess Restaurant, Park House Hotel, Cardiff, on Tuesday, 4 December.
 
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Elin Haf Signing Session
Elin Haf visited Parc, Y Bala, on Friday evening, 30 November, to sign copies of her book Blwyddyn y Fflam  (Carreg Gwalch).
 
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Author on Tour
Jenny Kenna will be signing copies of her latest book Quaking Pudding - A Georgian Kitchen in Wales  (Ceiniog), at Kitchens Cardiff, on Friday, 30 November; W.H Smith, Llanelli, on Saturday 1 December; Llanerchaeron Christmas Fair on Sunday, 2 December and Wellfield Bookshop, Cardiff, on Saturday, 8 December.
 
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Aberystwyth Signing Sessions
Cynan Jones  and Lloyd Jones  signed copies of their new books in the New Stories From the Mabinogion Series (Seren), at Waterstones, Aberystwyth, on Tuesday, 27 November.
 
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Dwayne Peel Book Launch
Dwayne Peel launched his Welsh-language autobiography  (Y Lolfa) at Y Sosban restaurant, Llanelli, on Wednesday, 28 November.
 
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Tea and Cakes in Dolgellau
Elliw Gwawr signed copies of her book Paned a Chacen  (Y Lolfa) in the Dylanwad Da restaurant, Dolgellau, on Friday, 23 November, and in Jac Do, Aberaeron, on Saturday, 24 November.
 
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Lampeter Events
Siop y Smotyn Du, Lampeter, was the venue for two signing sessions on Saturday, 24 November. Thelma Adams launching Byd o Gaws a Llaeth  (Gomer) and Moc Morgan launching Byd Moc  (Carreg Gwalch).
 
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Llanuwchllyn Book Launch
Gwasg Carreg Gwalch held a signing session for Mari Jones-Williams' novel, Helyntion Hogan Wyllt  in the Eagles, Llanuwchllyn, on Thursday, 22 November.
 
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Liberty Stadium Launch
The Liberty Stadium, Swansea, was the venue for the launch of Ashley Williams - My Premier League Diary  (Y Lolfa) on Wednesday, 21 November.
 
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Novel Launch
Lyn Jones and Mel Hopkins launched their novel, Y Groes Naidd  (Gomer) at y Mochyn Du, Cardiff, on Tuesday, 20 November.
 
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Aberaeron Book Launch
Y Lolfa launchedTeulu, by Lleucu Roberts, in the Harbourmaster, Aberaeron, on Tuesday, 20 November.
 
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Nant Gwrtheyrn Book Lauch
Gwasg Carreg Gwalch will be launching Myrddin ap Dafydd's latest collection of poetry, Blodau Gwanwyn, Blodau Gwyn  at Nant Gwrtheyrn, on Saturday, 17 November, between 11.00 and 12.00 o'clock.
 
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Aberystwyth Launch Event
Barddas launched Robert Lacey's new volume of poetry, Sut i Fod yn Hapus, at the Bella Vita, Abeystwyth, on Thursday 15 November.
 
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New Novel Launched
John Alwyn Griffiths launched his novel, Dan yr Wyneb  (Carreg Gwalch) at the Anglesey Arms, Menai Bridge, on Monday, 12 November.
 
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Elystan Morgan Autobiography
Dylan Iorwerth interviewed Elystan Morgan at Y Morlan, Aberystwyth, on Friday, 9 November, at the launch of his autobiography, Elystan - Atgofion Oes  (Y Lolfa).
 
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Caernarfon Book Launch
Barddas launched Pigion y Talwrn 12  in the company of Gerallt Lloyd Owen, at Palas Print, Caernarfon, on Friday, 9 November.
 
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Bethan Gwanas Book Launch
Bethan Gwanas launched her autobiography, Hanas Gwanas  (Gwasg Gwynedd) at the Cross Foxes Hotel, Dolgellau, on Friday, 9 November.
 
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Ena Thomas Book Launch
Gwasg Gomer launched Ena Thomas's autobiography, Blas ar Fywyd,  at the Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen on Wednesday, 7 November.
 
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National Library Book Launch
Y Lolfa launched the bilingual volume On the Seashore - The Photographer on the Welsh Coast 1850-2012   (Gwyn Jenkins) at the National Library, Abeyswyth, on Wednesday 7 November.
 
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Talysarn Book Launch
The poet Gwyn Thomas and photographer Geraint Thomas launched their book, Gair yn ei Le  (Y Lolfa) at Canolfan Talysarn, Dyffryn Nantlle, on Thursday, 8 November.
 
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The Red Dragons
Phil Stead launched his new book The Red Dragons, - The Story of Welsh Football  (Y Lolfa) in Tafarn y Fic, Y Felinheli, on Tuesday, 6 November.
 
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Melysgybolfa Mari
Mari Gwilym launched her book Melysgybolfa Mari  at Galeri, Caernarfon, on Tuesday, 06 November.
 
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Bangor Book Launch
Llion Jones launched his new book of poetry, Trydar Mewn Trawiadau (Barddas) at Bangor City Football Club, on Monday, 5 November.
 
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Porthmadog Book Launch
A volume of essays by William Owen, Pluen y Sgwennwr  (Carreg Gwalch) will be launched at Capel y Porth, Porthmadog, on Friday, 2 November, at 7.30 pm.
 
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Who Beat the All Blacks
Alun Gibbard will be signing copies of Who Beat The All Blacks  (y Lolfa) at WH Smith, Trostre, on Saturday, 3 November, between 11.00 and 1.00.
 
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Lynn Howells in Pontypridd
Lynn Howells signed copies of his autobiography Despite the Knock-Backs  (y Lolfa) at WH Smith, Pontypridd, on Friday 2 November between 12.00 and 2.00.
 
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Michael O'Brien Book Launch
Michael O'Brien launched his book, Prisons Exposed  (y Lolfa) at Blackwell's Bookshop, Cardiff, on Thursday, 25 October, at 6.00p.m.
 
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Anglesey Book Launch
Gwasg Gwynedd celebrated the publication of Marlyn Samuel's new novel, Llwch yn yr Haul,  at Tafarn y Gors, Pentre Berw, Anglesey, on Thursday, 18 October.
 
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Kyffin Williams Biography Launched
The first authentic biography of Wales’ greatest artist, Sir Kyffin Williams RA who died on September 1st 2006 has been launched.  Obsessed (Gomer) was launched at Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni on Wednesday, 3 October and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth on Friday, 5 October.
 
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Llandysul Book Launch
Gwasg Gomer launched John Lewis's autobiography, Creu Argraff,  which tells the story of the Gomer family, at a ceremony at the press in Llandysul, on Thursday, 27 September.
 
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PENfro Book Festival
The PENfro Book Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 September at Rhosygilwen, Rhoshill, Pembrokeshire.
 
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The History of the Basque Nation
A history of the Basque nation, Gwlad y Basg - Yma o Hyd!  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch) was launched at Bella Vita, 10 Market St, Aberystwyth on Thursday 6 September.
 
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History of the Swans
A book-signing session was held at the Liberty Stadium shop on 1 September, before the Swansea v Sunderland game to celebrate the publication of Proud to Be a Swan - The History of Swansea City AFC 1912-2012  (y Lolfa).  The official launch took place at Aberystwyth Library on 5 September.
 
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Literary Medal 2012
The Literary Medal withheld at the National Eisteddfod.
 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2012
The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2012 is Robat Gruffudd for his novel, Afallon.
 
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Patagonia Book Launch
Gwasg Gomer launched Patagonia: Byd Arall / Otro Mundo / Another World  by Ed Gold at the Cantref Centre, Bala, on Thursday, 26 July.
 
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Dic Jones, Cefin Roberts and a New Novel by Lleucu Roberts - Just Some of the New Welsh Books Ready for this year's National Eisteddfod at the Vale of Glamorgan
A wide range of Welsh-language books are being published during the period leading up to this year’s National Eisteddfod at the Vale of Glamorgan, with a choice of biographies, novels, books of poetry and gift volumes amongst the rich variety available.
 
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Following in Waldo's Footsteps
Hefin Wyn launched his book on Waldo Williams, Ar Drywydd Waldo  (y Lolfa) at 7.00pm on Thursday, 19 July, at Caffi Beca, Efail-wen.
 
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Patrick McGuinness wins Wales Book of the Year 2012
Patrick McGuinness wins the 2012 Book of the Year award for his novel The Last Hundred Days  (Seren).
 
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Jerry Hunter Book Launch
Gwasg Gwynedd launched Jerry Hunter's new novel, Gwreiddyn Chwerw,  on Wednesday, 11 July, at Palas Print, Caernarfon.
 
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Caernarfon Book Launch
Gwasg Gomer, in cooperation with Palas Print launched  Cymru ar Hyd ei Glannau  by Dei Tomos and Jeremy Moore, at Clwb Canol Dre, Caernarfon, on Sunday, 8 July.
 
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Author's Australian Adventure
A book was launched in Australia recently to celebrate the life of a remarkable Welsh lady, Margaret Jones,  who travelled extensively on five continents during the second half of the nineteenth century.
 
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Forgotten Footprints
John Harrison will be touring the UK this summer promoting his book  Forgotten Footprints - Lost Stories in the Discovery of Antartica  (Parthian).
 
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Perfect Father's Day Gift
The official Welsh Rugby Union book to celebrate the 2012 Grand Slam, Inside the Camp, has been published to coincide with the Wales tour of Australia, and just in time for Father's Day.
 
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Two Win for the Second Time
History was created this year as two authors won the Welsh-language Tir na n-Og awards for a second time, and at the same time as each other. MANON STEFFAN ROS  and RHIANNON WYN  were the winners in 2010, and both have won the same awards again this year. The awards were presented to them by Carwyn Jones, AC, First Minister of Wales, on the main platform of the Eryri National Urdd Eisteddfod, during a special ceremony held on Thursday afternoon, 7 June 2012.
 
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Magical Novel Wins Major Award
The Welsh Books Council has announced the name of the winner of the 2012 Tir na n-Og English Award. In a prestigious event at Cardiff Central Library on 17 May, the award was presented to JENNY SULLIVAN  for her novel Full Moon.
 
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Novel of the Month Launch
The launch of Manon Steffan Ros's new novel, Blasu  (Y Lolfa) was held at the new Ceredigion library, Queen's Square, Aberystwyth, Wednesday, 16 May.
 
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Aberystwyth Book Launch
Wales at Water's Edge  (Gomer), a celebration of the coastline of Wales in all its glory, by Jon Gower and Jeremy Moore, was launched at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre Bookshop on Thursday, 17 May.
 
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Book of the Year 2012
Literature Wales have announced the short-listed titles for the  2012 Wales Book of the Year Award  at a ceremony in Brecon, on Thursday, 10 May.
 
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Waterstones Signing Sessions
The author, David Edwards, signed copies of his novel The Ebb and Flow  at Waterstones, Newport on Saturday, 12 May, and will be at Waterstones, Liverpool at 10am on Saturday, 19 May.
 
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Bedwen Book Festival 2012
Bedwen Lyfrau 2012 was held at Neuadd y Cyfnod, Bala, on Saturday, 5 May.
 
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Chris Meredith Book Launch
A fiction and poetry reading was held at the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, on Thursday, 03 May, at which Chris Meredith  launched his new novel The Book of Idiots  (Seren) and Graham Mort read from his book Cusp.
 
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Book Signing in Cardiff
The author Paul Manship signed copies of his book Just Imagine  (Pont) in the Cardiff branch of Waterstones, on Saturday, 21 April.
 
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Conspiracy of Angels
Brian John launched the latest book in his Angel Mountain Series (Greencroft Books), entitled Conspiracy of Angels,  at the Boat Club, Parrog, Newport (Pembs), on Easter Monday, 9 April.
 
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Life of Rebecca Jones
An English translation by Lloyd Jones of O! Tyn y Gorchudd,  which won the Prose Medal in the 2002 National Eisteddfod for Angharad Price, has been launched.
 
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Galician Classic Launched
Planet have launched an English translation by Craig Patterson of the Galician Classic by Eduard Blanco Amor, A Esmorga  entitled  On a Bender.
 
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Mihangel Morgan Book Launch
Y Lolfa celebrated the publication of Mihangel Morgan's latest book, Kate Roberts a'r Ystlum,   on Wednesday, 28 March at the Old College in Aberystwyth.
 
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Mared Lewis Book Launch
A new novel by Mared Lewis, Min y Môr,  (Gwasg Gwynedd) was launched at Porthaethwy Library, on Thursday, 29 March.
 
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Olympic Book Launch
At an event in Swansea, Gwasg Gomer have launched a book by Alun Wyn Bevan on the Olympic Games entitled Y Gêmau Olympaidd.
 
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Aneirin Karadog Book Launch
The poet Aneirin Karadog launched a volume of poetry O Annwn i Geltia  (Barddas) at an event in Carmarthen on Saturday, 24 March.
 
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Musician's Autobiography Launched
Musician and broadcaster Rhys Jones has published his autobiography, Fel Hyn yr Oedd Hi (Gwasg y Bwthyn).
 
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In an important development for the publishing industry in Wales, gwales.com –  the Welsh Books Council’s website –  now sells e-books in addition to printed materials.
 
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The publishers of Wales came together in Aberystwyth on 15 March to attend a special event in which the Publishing Trade Awards were presented. During the ceremony, the work of publishers was celebrated both in terms of book sales and the standard of design and production.
 
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The Welsh Books Council has announced the titles on the short list of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards 2012. This year’s list contains a humorous illustrated tale, the story of a feisty heroine who befriends a werewolf, and an adventure full of tension and intrigue along with a smattering of fisticuffs.
 
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Wales Says Yes
University of Wales Press celebrated the launch of Wales Says Yes: Devolution and the 2011 Welsh Referendum written by Professor Roger Scully and Professor Richard Wyn Jones on Monday 5 March 2012, 7 pm, at the Morlan Centre, Queens Road, Aberystwyth.
 
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World Book Day is here!
Thursday, 1 March, is not only St David’s Day but also World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland. The Welsh Books Council has been encouraging everyone to take part, from libraries, local education authorities, public bodies and corporate organisations to the press and media.
 
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Launching Kate Bosse-Griffiths's Story
Y Lolfa launched Yr Erlid,  Heini Gruffudd's account of Kate Bosse-Griffiths's life, at Tŷ Tawe, Swansea, on Friday 24 February.
 
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A book to Celebrate St David's Day
Gwasg Gomer have launched a new book to coincide with World Book Day, which this year is celebrated on St David's Day. Cawlach Gŵyl Ddewi  is a compilation of stories and poems for children.
 
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Saunders Lewis Lecture Republished
Gomer Press launched a new edition of Saunders Lewis's 1962 BBC lecture, The Fate of the Language  at the Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth, on Monday 13 January.
 
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Give a Book on St David's Day
World Book Day this year falls on 1 March, St David’s Day, and to note the double celebration the Welsh Books Council and publishers in Wales have joined forces to offer great discounts on many books.
 
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Fall in Love With Reading
Events to celebrate the love of reading were held in both north and south Wales on St Dwynwen’s Day to mark the launch of the Quick Reads / Stori Sydyn  titles for 2012.
 
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Lampeter Event
Three authors in the Ti'n Jocan  series, namely  Goronwy EvansPeter Hughes Griffiths  and Ifan Gruffydd,  appeared at Brondeifi Vestry, Lampeter, on Tuesday 17 January.
 
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Christmas Best-seller
The Best-selling English-language book from Wales this Christmas was Eddie Butler's The Greatest Welsh XV Ever.  (Gomer).
 
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PENfro Book Festival
The PENfro Book Festival, a celebration of writing, reading, publishing and bookselling, will be held at Rhosygilwen, Rhoshill, Pembrokeshire on Saturday 17 September, from 7.00 pm and Sunday 18 September, from 11.00 am
 
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Walking to Greenham
With the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the first marchers at Greenham Common fast approaching, Ann Pettitt's autobiography, telling the remarkable story of her involvement with the Greenham Peace Camp, Walking to Greenham  (Honno) is once more in the news.
 
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Literary Medal 2011
Manon Rhys was awarded the Literary Medal at the 2011 National Eisteddfod for her novel, Neb Ond Ni.
 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2011
The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2011 is Daniel Davies for his novel, Tair Rheol Anhrefn.
 
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Booker Nomination for Patrick McGuinness
Patrick McGuinness has won a place on the the prestigious Man Booker Prize longlist for his debut novel The Last 100 Days  (Seren).
 
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Seren Titles Short-listed
Two Seren titles have been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, Best First Collection 2011, namely Sound Archive  by Nerys Williams, and Loudness by Judy Brown.
 
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Siân James Book Launch
An evening to celebrate the publication of the latest Gwasg Gwynedd autobiography, namely Siân James,  was held at Neuadd Llanerfyl, on Thursday 14 July.
 
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Meirion Appleton Book Launch
Y Lolfa launched  Appy, Meirion Appleton's autobiography at the Marine Hotel, Aberystwyth, on Wednesday 13 July.
 
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Travel Writer Scoops Book of the Year Award
In a glamorous ceremony hosted by Literature Wales in Cineworld, Cardiff on Thursday 7 July 2011, the author John Harrison  was presented with a £10,000 cheque for his book, Cloud Road - A Journey Through the Inca Heartland  (Parthian), which was named the 2011 Wales Book of the Year.
 
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School children shine in Welsh books competition
Winners of the Welsh Books National Competition of primary school children have been announced.
 
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Cynan Jones Book Launch
Parthian Books launched  Everything I Found on the Beach  (Cynan Jones) at The Hive, Aberaeron, on Sunday 19 June.
 
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Cardigan Book Launch
On Thursday, 16 June, Y Lolfa, in cooperation with Awen Teifi, launched Owain Llŷr's book, Bois y Loris  in Theatr y Mwldan, in the company of Geraint Lloyd.
 
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Murder, Cadillacs, Mr Nice, General Custer and Pontcanna
Euron Griffith's new novel, Dyn Pob Un  (Y Lolfa) will be launched on Wednesday 15 June at 7.30 pm, at Y Fuwch Goch, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Euron’s band The Soda Men, will perform at the launch.
 
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Pwyll ap Siôn and Gareth Bonello launch music book
Pwyll ap Siôn and Gareth Bonello launch Composing Contemporary Music at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
 
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Experienced author and new talent win prestigious children's book awards
The Welsh Books Council has announced the names of the winners of the Welsh-language Tir na n-Og Awards from the Urdd Eisteddfod stage. These awards are given for the best books for children and young people.
 
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Lampeter Book Launch
On Tuesday 24 May at Brondeifi Chapel, Lampeter Y Lolfa launched the biography of Dan Jenkins  a Welsh education pioneer.
 
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Wales Book of the Year Short List
Literature Wales announced the six titles on the The 2011 Wales Book of the Year Short List at two simultaneous events held at Galeri, Caernarfon and the Espresso Bar at John Lewis, Cardiff on Thursday 19 May 2011.
 
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Welsh Traditional Music Book Launch
Phyllis Kinney launched her highly anticipated book, Welsh Traditional Music  (University of Wales Press) at Y Drwm, Aberystwyth, on Thursday 19 May.
 
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Sian Northey Book Launch
Sian Northey's new novel,Yn y Tŷ  Hwn  (Gwasg Gomer) will be launched during a musical evening at y Ring, Llanfrothen, on Wednesday 18 May at 7.30 pm with Bob Delyn Bychan Bach.
 
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Tir na n-Og 2011 English Award
The Welsh Books Council has announced the name of the winner of the prestigious Tir na n-Og English Award which recognises the exceptional quality of books with a Welsh background for children and young people.
 
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Detective novels for teenagers
Two new detective novels for teenage readers were launched at the Bedwen Lyfrau festival.
 
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Dafydd Jones Book Launch
The retired Scarlets rugby player, Dafydd Jones, has launched his autobiography, Dal Fy Nhir  (Y Lolfa) at an event in Aberaeron.
 
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Ten Literary Journeys
Gwasg Gomer launched Ôl Troed T. Llew  (Jon Meirion Jones) on Tuesday, 19 April at Caffi'r Emlyn, Tanygroes.
 
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Wales Book of the Year Long List Announced
The Wales Book of the Year Long List for 2011 has been announced by Literature Wales. The Short List of six titles - three in Welsh and three in English - will be revealed simultaneously at two special events held at Galeri Caernarfon and John Lewis' Espresso Bar, Cardiff on Thursday 19 May 2011. The winners will be announced at the Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony which will be held on Thursday 7 July 2011 at Cineworld, Cardiff.
 
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Roland Mathias Prize
The poet Ruth Bidgood has been awarded the Roland Mathias Prize 2011 for her volume Time Being  (Seren).
 
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Menna Elfyn Book Launch
On Thursday, 7 April, Gwasg Gomer celebrated the publication of Menna Elfyn's latest poetry collection, Merch Perygl - Cerddi Menna Elfyn 1976-2011  at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
 
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Book of the Month Re-launched
The Welsh Books Council have relaunched their Book of the Month and Nofel y Mis promotional schemes with the publication of Niall Griffiths’s latest and long-awaited book, Ten Pound Pom  (Parthian).
 
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Gold Under Bracken Book Launch
The author Richard Hartnup will be launching his book Gold Under Bracken - The Land of Wales  (Y Lolfa) at Llety Parc Aberystwyth, on Thursday 31 March at 6.00 p.m.
 
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Diarmuid Johnson Book Launch
A musical evening was held to launch Diarmuid Johnson's autobiography Y Gwyddel: O Geredigion i Galway  (Gomer) at the Orangery, Aberystwyth, on Thursday, 24 March.
 
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New Welsh Learners Catalogue!
The Welsh Books Council has published a brand new catalogue of books and resources to help those who are learning Welsh.
 
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Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales
The first ever Welsh national anthology of haiku poetry, Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales  (Gomer) was launched on Friday 18 March 2011 at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea.
 
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Bryn’s Kitchen - A scrumptious new recipe book by Bryn Williams
Widely regarded as one of Wales’s best chefs, Bryn Williams has published his first book, Bryn’s Kitchen: 5 brilliant ways to cook 20 great ingredients.
 
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New Llwyd Owen Novel
The Cardiff author, Llwyd Owen, has launched his latest novel, Un Ddinas, Dau Fyd  (Y Lolfa) at an event in the city.
 
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The Phenomenon of Welshness
A collection of articles by Siôn Jobbins which first appeared in Cambria  magazine, entitled The Phenomenon of Welshness, has been published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch.
 
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The Biggest Ever Storytelling Session
To celebrate World Book Day this year, the Welsh Books Council gave all primary schools throughout Wales the chance to participate in the biggest ever storytelling session, with specially commissioned stories being read to them via the internet.
 
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Humour, Fantasy and More: The 2011 Tir na n-Og Awards
The Welsh Books Council has announced the titles on the short list of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards 2011. The awards are presented annually by the Books Council to acknowledge the work of authors and illustrators of children’s books in three categories: the best English-language book, the best Welsh-language book for the primary sector and the best Welsh-language book for the secondary sector.
 
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Give a Book to Celebrate World Book Day!
To celebrate World Book Day 2011  the Welsh Books Council and Welsh publishers have joined forces to offer fabulous books at fantastic prices that will make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Considerable discounts will be available for a limited period on a number of English and Welsh-language adult and children’s books.
 
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Quick Reads Launched by Education Minister
The latest books in the Quick Reads  series were launched by Leighton Andrews, Minister for Education, at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Thursday, 10 February 10 2011.
 
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Pwllheli Book Launch
Gwasg Carreg Gwalch have launched their latest book on Welsh enterprises, Llongau Tir Sych,  about the Pwllheli based bus company, Caelloi.
 
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Dai Smith on 'Start the Week
Cultural historian, Dai Smith, appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Start the Week' on Monday 17 January. He was speaking about his recently published volume of work entitled In the Frame  (Parthian Books).
 
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Revamped Gwales.com Website Launched
The new version of the Welsh Books Council’s gwales.com website has been launched and offers an even better service for customers. With over 12,000 registered users, the Gwales website has developed as the main source of information about books from Wales, while also allowing users to order online.
 
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Teleri Bevan Book Signings
Teleri Bevan signed copies of her book, The Ladies of Blaenwern,  at Siop y Smotyn Du, Lampeter, on Saturday 11 December, and the following day in Waterstone's, Aberystwyth.
 
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Book Launch in Porthmadog
An event was held to celebrate the publication of Gareth F. Williams' latest novel, Creigiau Aberdaron  (Gwasg Gwynedd) at Porthmadog Football Club, on Friday, 3 December.
 
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Joint Book Launch
Y Lolfa held a joint launch for 100 o Ganeuon Pop  and Pwy Faga Ddefed,  on Friday evening, 03 December at Plas Antaron, Penparcau, Aberystwyth, in the company of Caryl Parry Jones, Bois y Fro and Ifan Gruffydd.
 
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Llangadfan Book Launch
Gwasg Gwynedd launched Cymeriadau Maldwyn  at Canolfan y Banw, Llangadfan, on Wednesday evening 01 December.
 
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Junior Scrabble now Available in Welsh
Following the production in 2005 of the popular word game Scrabble yn Gymraeg, a Welsh version of Junior Scrabble  is available this Christmas.
 
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Welsh Rugby Captains Book Signings
Alun Wyn Bevan signed copies of his book Welsh Rugby Captains  (Gomer) in Cardiff, Newport and Abergavenny on Saturday, 27 November.
 
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Book Signing in Carmarthen
The author, Goronwy Evans, signed copies of his book, Hiwmor Pregethwr  (Y Lolfa) on Wednesday 24 November, at Siop y Pentan, Carmarthen.
 
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Matthew Rhys on Tour
On 23 and 24 November, Holywood actor, Matthew Rhys, will be on a bookshop tour promoting Patagonia  (Gomer), a bilingual, photographic account of his journey on horseback from the Atlantic to the Andes.
 
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Dewi Prysor Book Launch
Dewi Prysor's new novel, Lladd Duw  (Y Lolfa) was launched on Thursday, 17 November, at The Ring, Llanfrothen.
 
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Simon Thirsk on Costa Shortlist
Simon Thirsk's novel Not Quite White  (Gomer) has been shortlisted for the 2010 Costa First Novel Award.
 
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Lewsyn Lwcus, Jesse James and Shakespeare
The latest outing in the popular Welsh series Lewsyn Lwcus (Lucky Luke) sees our cowboy hero tackling one of the Wild West’s most infamous characters. In Yr Herwr Jesse James (The Outlaw Jesse James) (Dalen) Lewsyn Lwcus is tasked with ending the pillaging reign of the James Gang with a lick of tar and a sackful of feathers.
 
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Biography of Oscar Winner
Hywel Gwynfryn's biography of Oscar winner, Hugh Griffith  (Gwasg Gomer) was launched at Oriel Môn, Llangefni, Monday, 15 November.
 
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Book Launch in Llanwnda
Gwen Pritchard Jones launched her new novel Pietà  (Gwasg y Bwthyn) on Friday, 12 November, at Canolfan Bro Llanwnda.
 
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Brian John Publishes Children's Book
Brian John's first children's book, entitled The Strange Affair of the Ethiopian Treasure Chest  (Greencroft Books) waslaunched at the National Park Information Centre, Long Street, Newport, Pembs, on Saturday 13 November.
 
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Dai Smith Book Launch
In the Frame  (Parthian Books), Dai Smith's powerful alternative history of twentieth-century south Wales was launched at the Richard Burton Centre, Swansea University, on Thursday, 11 November.
 
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Book Launch in Maentwrog
Gwasg Gwynedd celebrated the publication of their book Nain/Mam-gu  at the Oakeley Arms, Maentwrog, on Tuesday, 9 November.
 
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Siop y Felin Book Signing
Bethan Gwanas visited Siop y Felin, Whitchurch, Cardiff, on Saturday, 6 November, to sign copies of her book YnÔl  i Gbara  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch).
 
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Ned Thomas Launches Autobiography
Ned Thomas launched his autobiography, Bydoedd (Y Lolfa) at the Orangery, Aberystwyth,  on Thursday, 4 November.
 
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Felix Aubel Book Launch
Felix Aubel launched his autobiography, Yn Fy Ffordd Fy Hunan  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch) at Peniel Chapel, Aberaeron on Thursday, 4 November.
 
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Wrexham Library Book Launch
Bethan Darwin's latest novel, Two Times Twenty  (Honno) was launched on Wednesday 03 November at Wrexham Library.
 
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Book Launch - Si Bêi
Geraint V. Jones's comic novel, Si Bêi - Helyntion Wil Bach Saer  was launched on Monday 25 October at the WI hall in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
 
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Tintin Takes off to the Moon
Dafydd Jones’ passion for all things Tintin has finally come full circle as his latest adaptation of the young detective’s adventures is published.
 
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A life lived on stage
Peter Hughes Griffiths's autobiography, O Lwyfan i Lwyfan  was launched Thursday 21 October at St Peter's Hall, Carmarthen.
 
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Owen Money Book Launch
Owen Money launched his autobiography, Money Talks  (Y Lolfa) Friday 15 October at the High Tide Inn, Porthcawl.
 
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Mavis Nicholson at Chepstow Launch
Mavis Nicholson visited the Drill Hall, Chepstow on Thursday, 14 October to sign copies of her book What Did You Do in the War, Mummy?  (Seren).
 
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Cwm Pennant Book Launch
David Williams launched his latest book Y Cwm Tecaf  (Gwasg Gomer) at Canolfan Gymdeithasol Golan , on Wednesday 13 October.
 
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Bamboo Grove Book Launch
Romy Wood's new novel, Bamboo Grove  (Alcemi) was launched at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay on Friday 8 October.
 
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Ocean Rower Launches Book
Elin Haf, the ocean rower, launched her book  Ar Fôr Tymhestlog  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch) at Ysgol Y Parc, Y Bala on Wednesday 6 October.
 
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Reporter's Book Published
Former BBC reporter John Meredith signed copies of his autobiography  Yr Hyn Ydwyf,  on Saturday 2 October at Siop y Pentan, Carmarthen and at T-Hwnt bookshop.
 
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Pure Gold Award Goes to Bethan Darwin
North Wales librarians have once again this year been running a scheme entitled Aur Pur/Pure Gold  to encourage the reading of good books. This year's winners are Bethan Darwin for Back Home  (Honno) and Eigra Lewis Roberts for Hi a Fi  (Gwasg Gomer)
 
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Julian Ruck Visits Bookshops
Julian Ruck will be signing copies of his latest novel, An Equal Judge  (Dinefwr Press) at various bookshops during September and October
 
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Cardigan Book Launch
Gwasg Gomer launched a collection of poetry by the late Archdruid, Dic Jones, entitled Cerddi Dic yr Hendre  at the Guildhall, Cardigan on Friday 17 September.
 
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Tony Bianchi on Portico Prize Longlist
The longlist for the 2010 Portico Prize has been announced and includes Tony Bianchi's novel Bumping  (Alcemi). This is the only book prize exclusively for books about, or set mainly in, the north of England.
 
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Bright Young Things on Tour
Parthian Books have launched a new series of novels by young authors Tyler Keevil,  J.P. Smythe,  Will Gritten  and Susie Wild  with a programme of events, starting on Thursday 16 September at Waterstone's Cardiff.
 
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Literary Medal 2010
Jerry Hunter was awarded the Literary Medal at the 2010 National Eisteddfod for his novel,  Gwenddydd.
 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2010
The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2010 is Grace Roberts for her novel, Adenydd Glöyn Byw.
 
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Gwales Relaunch
The Gwales.com website has been relaunched with a new interface. We hope you enjoy using the new site.
 
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Forward Prize Short List
Abegail Morley's How to Pour Madness into a Teacup  (Cinnamon Press) has been short-listed for the 2010 Forward Prize, for Best First Collection.
 
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Caernarfon Book Launch
Russell Jones launched his autobiography, Gwyrdd Fy Myd  (Gwasg Gwynedd) at Galeri, Caernarfon, on Friday, 16 July.
 
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Ancient Heartland of the Cambrian Mountains
Anthony Griffiths's Elenydd - Ancient Heartland of the Cambrian Mountains  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch) was launched at Ceredigion Museum, on Friday, 9 July.
 
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Woman's Hour Dramatises Parthian Novel
A Kind of Loving, Stan Barstow's cult novel, has been republished by Parthian and a special adaptation by Diana Griffiths will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour  starting on Monday 12 July.
 
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The 2010 Wales Book of the Year Winners Announced.
Poet Philip Gross has won the Wales Book of the Year 2010 for I Spy Pinhole Eye - a collection of poems published by Cinnamon Press. The winner of the Welsh-language award, who also received a £10,000 prize, was John Davies for his book Cymru: Y 100 lle i’w gweld cyn marw,  published by Y Lolfa.

 
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Three Welsh Businesses Share their Stories
Land of song, rugby and poetry  – Wales is less often seen as a place to do business. However, all over the country, individuals are carving a living for themselves running private businesses. Syniad Da  (Good Idea), a new series of books by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, tells the stories of successful Welsh businesses in the hope of encouraging the entrepreneurs of the future.
 
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Young Novelists Win The 2010 Tir na n-Og Awards
The Welsh Books Council has announced the names of the winners of the Welsh Tir na n-Og Awards 2010, presented by the Welsh Books Council for the best books for children and young people. Two awards of£1,000 each, sponsored by CILIP Wales (The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)and the Welsh Books Council, were presented to the authors in a special ceremony at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, Ceredigion.
 
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Local Author Book Launch at Urdd Eisteddfod
Meilyr Siôn, brought up not far from the site of this year's Urdd Eisteddfod, launched his new children's book, Pryderi Mewn Picil  at an event on the Maes at 1.30 on Tuesday 1 June.
 
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Eisteddfod Launch for Detective Novels
On Wednesday 2 June, Aberystwyth based educational publishers, CAA, launched four new detective novels for young adults, at the Urdd Eisteddfod.
 
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On with the Show
To mark Ceredigion’s continued support of The Royal Welsh Show, two of the county’s authors have joined forces to produce Ymlaen â’r Sioe / On with the Show  (Gomer) a bilingual volume that celebrates the stories of the people at the heart of rural life in Ceredigion, and honours some of the notable successes that the county has enjoyed.
 
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Hay Festival 2010
The Welsh Books Council Academi will again share a stand at the Guardian Hay Festival from 27 May – 6 June 2010 with its partners, Academi, the Welsh Assembly Government, the Arts Council of Wales and the National Library of Wales. A programme of events  has been organised in cooperation with the publishers of Wales.
 
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Planet Appoint New Editor
The Planet Board are pleased to announce that writer and editor Dr Jasmine Donahaye will take over the editorship of Planet  magazine from 1 October.
 
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The 2010 English Tir na n-Og Award
The Welsh Books Council has announced the name of the winner of the prestigious Tir na n-Og English Award  which recognises the exceptional quality of books with a Welsh background for children and young people.
 
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Llwyd Owen Book Launch
Llwyd Owen's new novel, Faith, Hope and Love  (Alcemi) was launched at the Gwdihw Cafe Bar, Guildford Crescent, Cardiff on Thursday 13 May with live music from The Gentle Good and The Garden of Edam.
 
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Novel to be Adapted for the Indian Stage
Mrs D’Silva’s Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta  (Parthian), last year’s debut novel by Glen Peters, is to be transformed into a new stage play in partnership with Kolkata’s Tin Can, with the help of a grant from the British Council.
 
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The World Cup in Welsh
For the first time, Welsh-speakers will be able to prepare for the football World Cup in their own language using Cwpan y Byd 2010  (Gwyn Jenkins) published by Y Lolfa.
 
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Detective Novel Launched
Geraint Evans launched his second detective novel, Llafnau (Y Lolfa) at Llety Parc, Aberystwyth on Thursday 29 April.
 
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Debut Novel Launched in Llanuwchllyn
On Friday 23 April Y Lolfa launched Haf Llewelyn's debut novel, Y Graig  in Llanuwchllyn.
 
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Wales Book of the Year
Academi have announced the Wales Book of the Year 2010  Long List.
 
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Cardiff Book Launch
The launch of Precious Cargo  by Peter Luther, was held on Friday 16 April at Waterstone’s, Cardiff and afterwards at Barocco, 12 Wharton Street, Cardiff.
 
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Winner of the Big Read 10 Competition
Residents of Glynneath have chosen the winner of the Big Read 10 competition, held as part of the Reading Communities initiative. The two winning books chosen by the readers of Glynneath are Dial M for Merthyr  by Rachel Trezise and Y Llyfrgell  by Fflur Dafydd.
 
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Book Launch for Former Member of Parliament
The former member of Parliament, Betty Williams, has launched her autobiography, O Ben Bryn i Dŷ'r Cyffredin  (Gwasg y Bwthyn), at a ceremony in Pen-y-groes.
 
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Wynne Melville Jones Book Launch
Y Lolfa launched Wynne Melville Jones's autobiography, Wyn Mel - Y Fi a Mr Urdd a'r Cwmni Da  at the Marine Hotel Aberystwyth on Thursday 25 March.
 
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Bilingual Book Launch in Bangor
Angharad Price discussed her novel The Life of Rebecca Jones/O! Tyn y Gorchudd  (Gomer) at Palas Print Pendref, Bangor on Wednesday, 24 March, with Lloyd Jones.
 
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Winners of the Publishing Trade Awards
The Welsh Books Council announced the names of the winners of the Publishing Trade Awards  at a special ceremony held in Aberystwyth in the presence of Alun Ffred Jones AM, the Minister for Heritage.
 
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Angel Mountain Saga Breaks 50,000 Barrier
It has been announced that sales of the Angel Mountain  series, written by Pembrokeshire author Brian John, and published by Greencroft Books, has sold more than 50,000 copies.
 
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Stevie Davies Book Launch at the Dylan Thomas Centre
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea was the scene of the launch of Stevie Davies’s Into Suez  (Parthian) on Tuesday, 9 March.
 
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World Book Day
Thursday 4 March was World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland. Now in its 13th   year and growing each year in Wales, the Welsh Books Council has been encouraging everyone to take part – from library and local education authorities and corporate organisations to the press and media.
 
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Caernarfon, the Setting for Caersaint
It was her love for the town of Caernarfon that inspired the author Angharad Price to write her latest novel, Caersaint  (Y Lolfa). The book will be launched at the Anglesey Arms hotel in Caernarfon on Thursday 4 March at 7pm where the band Celt will be playing.
 
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Launch of 'Give a Book Week 2010'
Give a Book Week 2010 will take place from Saturday 27 February to Saturday 6 March.
 
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Quick Reads
Quick Reads  Week 22-27 February 2010.
 
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Pwllheli Book Launch
Gwasg Carreg Gwalch launched a tribute to the dramatist W.S. Jones,  Wil Sam - Y Dyn Theatr  in Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli, on Thursday 25 February.
 
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Philip Gross Poetry Reading
T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet, Philip Gross read extracts from I Spy Pinhole Eye  (Cinnamon Press) at Neuadd JP, Bangor on Monday 15 February.
 
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Pure Gold at Wrexham’s Libraries
Libraries across north Wales have launched a reading promotion in partnership with local FE/HE colleges to introduce readers to the good reads available in Libraries. Now in it’s third year the promotion called Aur Pur/Pure Gold has been extended to reach readers in FE/HE libraries.
 
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The Six Nations Song Book
A new handy companion,The Six Nations Rugby Songbook  (Y Lolfa) has been published with the words to all the songs that will be sung in buses, pubs and stadiums during the coming six nations rugby championship.
 
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Dylan Thomas Centre Event
Margaret Redfern appeared at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea on Thursday 4 February at 7.00 pm to discuss her novel Flint (Honno).
 
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Better Than Shopping
Honno's latest collection of short stories, Cut on the Bias,  was launched at The Bookshop, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, on Thursday 21st January. Reading the book was described by Radio Wales presenter Nicola Heywood-Thomas as 'better than shopping'.
 
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Nigel Owens Heads Best-seller Charts
The best-selling English-language book through the Welsh Books Council's Distribution Centre over the Christmas period was Nigel Owens's autobiography Half-time  (Y Lolfa).
 
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New Face for ‘Give a Book Week 2010’
The BBC Wales presenter Lucy Owen will head up the reading campaign 'Give a Book Week' in 2010.
 
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Authors on Roy Noble Programme
Kerry and Jill Thomas appeared on the Roy Noble programme on Radio Wales on 1 January when they discussed their book, Kedrig's Challenge.
 
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Real Llanelli Book Signing
Jon Gower signed copies of his book Real Llanelli  (Seren) on Saturday 12 December at Llyfrau'r Ddraig, Llanelli, and WH Smith Trostre.
 
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Whitchurch Book Signing
On Saturday 12 December, the author Geraint Lewis signed copies of his novel, Haf o Hyd  (Carreg Gwalch) at Siop y Felin, Whitchurch.
 
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Two Authors at Palas Print
Eigra Lewis Roberts discussed her new novel Hi a Fi  (Gwasg Gomer) at Palas Print, Caernarfon on Thursday 10 December, alongside Sian Owen who introduced her new book, Mân Esgyrn.
 
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Book Launch in Tal-y-bont
Menna Medi launched her latest raunchy novel, Hogan Horni Isio Mwy  (Gwasg Gomer) at the Black Lion, Tal-y-bont on Friday 4 December.
 
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Welsh Farming Life
Steve Dubé signed copies of his new book Welsh Farming Life  at the Winter Fair in Llanelwedd on 1 December.
 
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New Novel by Caryl Lewis
Caryl Lewis was at the Inc bookshop, Aberystwyth on Wednesday 2 December signing copies of her new novel Naw Mis  (Y Lolfa).
 
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Singing with Memories of a Welsh Childhood
A captivating memoir of childhood in the 1920s by Alun Trevor, The Songbird is Singing  (Parthian) is Welsh Book of the Month for December.
 
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Nigel Owens Tells All in Autobiography
Nigel Owens signed copies of his autobiography Half Time  (Y Lolfa) at the Winter Fair in Llanelwedd on Monday the 30th.
 
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Rugby's Best of the Best
Alun Wyn Bevan signed copies of his new book Rugby's Best of the Best  (Gomer) on Saturday 28 November at Waterstone's Swansea accompanied by Robert Jones, Paul Thorburn, Elgan Rees and Clive Norling.
 
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Mark Aizlewood Tells All
Mark Aizlewood lanched his Welsh-language autobiography Amddiffyn fy Hun  (Gwasg Gomer) at Carmarthen Town Football Club on Thursday 26 November.
 
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Hafina Clwyd Book Launch
Ruthin Craft Centre was the location of the launch of Hafina Clwyd's new book, Prynu Lein Ddillad  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch) on Wednesday 25 November.
 
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100 Places to See Before you Die
John Davies and Marian Delyth, the co-authors of Cymru - Y 100 Lle i'w Gweld Cyn Marw  (Y Lolfa) launched their book at the Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth on Thursday 26 November.
 
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Injured Rugby Player Launches Book
The autobiography of Brian Davies, the Bala rugby player injured in his last game for the club, was launched on Wednesday 25 Novermber, at Plas Coch, Y Bala, under the title Yogi - Hunangofiant Brian Davies  (Y Lolfa).
 
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Jazz Musician Launches Autobiography
The jazz musician, Wyn Lodwick, signed copies of his autobiography, Wyn a'i Fyd  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch) at Llyfrau'r Ddraig, Llanelli on Wednesday 25 November.
 
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Derek Brockway Book Launch
Derek Brockway signed copies of his new children's book Duck and Starfish Make a Splash  (Pont Books) on Saturday 21 November in Haverfordwest, Carmarthen and Llanelli.
 
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Simon Weston Releases New Book for Children
Simon Weston signed copies of his new book for children, Nelson to the Rescue  (Pont Books) at the Chepstow Bookshop on Saturday 21 November.
 
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Arfon Haines Davies Autobiography
The broadcaster Arfon Haines Davies launched his autobiography, Mab y Mans  (Y Lolfa) at Y Mochyn Du, Cardiff on Thursday, 19 November.
 
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Millennium Centre Book Launch
Gareth Lloyd James launched his new novel for children, Dirgelwch Gwersyll Caerdydd  (Gwasg Gomer) at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on Thursday 19 November.
 
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Footballer's Autobiography
You are invited to the launch of Malcolm Allen's  autobiography at Caernarfon Football Club at 7.30 on Friday 20 November.
 
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Book Launch in Amlwch
Siân Owen launched her novel Mân Esgyrn  in Caffi'r Llofft Hwyliau, Amlwch on Tuesday 10 November.
 
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Pontypridd Book Launch
Writer John Evans launched his long awaited, new book, The Acid Real  (Underground Press), on Sunday 8 November at Clwb Y Bont, Taff St, Pontypridd.
 
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Stuart Cable Book Launch
Stuart Cable's life in music, From Cwmaman to the Stereophonics and Beyond  (University of Wales Press) has been published.
 
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Eve of Game Book Launch
On the eve of the Wales  v New Zealand international Gwasg Carreg Gwalch launched Canu Clod y Campau  at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay.
 
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Llwyd Owen Book Launch
Llwyd Owen launched his new novel, Mr Blaidd  (Y Lolfa) in the company of Alun Tan Lan on Friday 30 October at Palas Print, Caernarfon.
 
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Welsh Rock Icon Publishes Autobiography
David R. Edwards of the Welsh rock group Datblygu, has published his autobiography, Atgofion Hen Wanc  (Y Lolfa).
 
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Sali Mali Celebrates her 40th Birthday
Sali Mali, the popular children's character, celebrates her 40th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion, Gwasg Gomer have published two new bilingual board books, namely Gwyliau Sali Mali  and Nadolig Sali Mali.
 
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Natur Cymru Competition
Natur Cymru  is running a nature writing competition with a £500 prize sponsored by WWF Cymru.
 
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New Welsh Review at Dylan Thomas Festival
New Welsh Review's  editor Kathryn Gray was in conversation with Stevie Davies at the Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea on 29 October.
 
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Catrin Beard In Conversation with Three Authors
Catrin Beard will be in conversation with the authors Siân Melangell Dafydd, Aled Islwyn and Manon Rhys about their latest books, Y Trydydd Peth,  Milwr Bychan Nesta  and Cornel Aur  at 7.30 on Thursday 22 October at Llanofer Hall, Canton, Cardiff.
 
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Mr Swansea Tells His Story
On Tuesday 13 October Y Lolfa launched the autobiography of Mel Nurse,  one of Swansea's most famous sons.
 
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Celebrating Merthyr Writing
Academi and Parthian have teamed up to hold a day of events in Merthyr to celebrate two new Library of Wales  titles set in the town.
 
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Book Launch on Mental Health Day
Carmarthenshire County Council have supported a new book launched on World Mental Health Day, Thursday 8 October.  Footsteps Without Prints  (Iconau), has been created by a group of writers, poets and artists, all of who have at some time been users of mental health services.
 
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UK Libraries Promotion
Twenty Thousand Saints (Alcemi) by Fflur Dafydd has been chosen for a UK libraries promotion, The People's Book Prize, for October.
 
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Book on Healthy Eating
Gwasg Gomer have published a new book on healthy eating for children, entitled Bwyta'r Enfys.
 
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Vicar Joe's Book Launch
You are invited to the launch of Vicar Joe's Religious Joke Book  (Y Lolfa) by Kevin Johns and Peter Read at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea at 7.30 on Thursday 1 October.
 
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Parthian Poetry Tour
Parthian are organising an author tour to coincide with National Poetry Day on 8 October, in order to launch two new collections of poetry, Singing Bass  (Landeg White) and Being the Famous Ones  (Jeni Williams).
 
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Meet Prose Medal Winner
Gwion Hallam interviewed Sian Melangell Dafydd, the 2009 National Eisteddfod Prose Medal Winner,  and Manon Rhys, one of the adjudicators at Palas Print, Caernarfon on Thursday 17 September.
 
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Catrin Dafydd Book Launch
Catrin Dafydd's new novel, Y Tiwniwr Piano was launched on Thursday 17 September at the Cornwall, Grangetown, Cardiff.
 
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Book Launch Invitation
Cinnamon Press in association with Academi launched The Schoolboy  (Holly Howitt)  on Tuesday 15 September at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
 
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Welsh Names for Children
Y Lolfa invites suggestions for new edition of Welsh Names for Children.
 
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Western Mail Serialisation
Dai Country,  which is published as part of the Library of Wales series (Parthian), is currently being serialised in theWestern Mail.
 
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Literary Medal 2009.
Siân Melangell Dafydd was awarded the Literary Medal at the 2009 National Eisteddfod for her novel, Y Trydydd Peth.
 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2009
The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2009 is Fflur Dafydd for her novel Y Llyfrgell.
 
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Learning Welsh in the hope of having free beer!
The story of an American who has enthusiastically learnt Welsh after randomly seeing a reference to the language on the web is published by Gwasg Gomer. Cwrw am Ddim  - which literally translates as 'Free Beer' - is launched at the Eisteddfod on Thursday, 6 August, at 4pm.
 
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Mr Patagonia's autobiography
The autobiography of Elvey MacDonald  (Y Lolfa), a native of Patagonia who has settled in Wales, was launched at Tabernacl chapel, Cardigan, on Saturday, 25 July.

 
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New Book for Welsh Learners
A young mother living in Australia advertises for an electronic pen-friend in Wales, in a new book by Lois Arnold, E-ffrindiau  (Gomer), aimed at Welsh-learners.

 
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Tributes to BBC Sports Producer
On Friday 10 July at Y Morlan, Aberystwyth, Y Lolfa launched  Cofio Tomos  which has been produced in memory of Tomos Owen, a BBC sports producer who died recently after a battle with leukaemia.
 
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Australian Cricketers in Wales
As history is made at Cardiff’s Swalec Stadium, what better way to warm up for the first ever Ashes Test to be played on Welsh soil than to take a journey through Welsh/Australian cricket at its best with The Australian Cricketers in Wales  (Gomer).
 
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The Latest and Final Book for Lloyd?
This week sees the publication of award-winning novelist Lloyd Jones’ first Welsh-language novel, Y Dŵr. (Y Lolfa) However, the author has simultaneously announced that this will be his final book.
 
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Deborah Kay Davies wins Wales Book of the Year 2009
Deborah Kay Davies has won the Wales Book of the Year 2009, and a cheque for£10,000, for her debut collection of short stories Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful  published by Parthian.  The Welsh-language award was won by Wiliam Owen Roberts for his novel Petrograd  (Barddas).
 
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Jon Gower at Palas Print Caernarfon
The author Jon Gower discussed his first Welsh-language novel, Dala'r Llanw  (Gwasg Gomer) with Angharad Price at Palas Print bookshop, Caernarfon on Thursday 18 June.
 
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Parthian Book Launches
Mrs D’Silva’s Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta  (Parthian) was launched on Friday 12 June at Canolfan Rhos-y-gilwen, Pembrokeshire. Further launches have been held at the Wellfield Road Bookshop, Cardiff and at Barry Library, Vale of Glamorgan.
 
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Children's Poet Laureate 2009-2010
It was announced at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff that Wales’s Children's Poet Laureate for 2009-2010 is Twm Morys from Llanystumdwy.
 
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Welsh Tir na n-Og Award Winners
The winners of the Welsh Tir na n-Og Awards 2009, presented by the Welsh Books Council for the best books for children and young people are Emily Huws for Bownsio  (Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion) and Lleucu Roberts for Annwyl Smotyn Bach  (Y Lolfa).
 
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Wales Book of the Year Short List
The Wales Book of the Year Short Lists - three titles in Welsh and three in English - were anounced in an event hosted by Damian Walford Davies at the Guardian Hay Festival on Monday 25 May 2009. The Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony will be held on Monday 15 June at The St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff.
 
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Tir na n-Og English Award Winner
The prestigious Tir na n-Og English Award for  2009 has been won by Graham Howells for his book for young people, Merlin’s Magical Creatures  (Pont Books).
 
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R.S. Thomas’s Letters to be Published
R.S.Thomas - Letters to Raymond Garlick 1951-1999 (Gomer) was published at the Hay Festival on Thursday 28 May. Editor Jason Walford Davies discussed the letters with Professor M Wynn Thomas at the Wales Literature Stand.
 
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Hay Festival Book Launch
A book of writing and photography by a new generation of contributors, entitled  Nu - fiction and stuff  (Parthian) was launched at the Hay Festival.
 
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New Welsh Review at 21
The English-language literary magazine, New Welsh Review  celebrates its 21stanniversary year with a new look and more to read.
 
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Charles Bronson Diaries Publshed
In the year in which a film about his life was produced, Aberystwyth born Charles Bronson is now publishing a new book called Diaries From Hell  ( Lolfa) - his diaries from 'Monster Mansion' in Wakefield Prison.
 
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Book Launch at Glan-llyn
The Urdd camp at Glan-llyn is the location of Gareth Lloyd James's first novel, Dirgelwch Gwersyll Glan-llyn(Gomer), and it was launched there on Monday 11 May.
 
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Wales Book of the Year Long List
The Wales Book of the Year Long List for 2009 was announced on Wednesday 22 April. The Short Lists of three titles - three in Welsh and three in English - will be anounced in an event hosted by Damian Walford Davies at the Guardian Hay Festival on Monday 25 May 2009, 7.00 pm. The Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony will be held on Monday 15 June at The St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff.
 
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Swansea Writer Launches Novel in the Smallest Cinema in Wales
Alan Bilton's novel, The Sleepwalkers' Ball  (Alcemi) was launched on Wednesday 29 April at La Charrette, the smallest cinema in Wales, at the Gower Heritage Centre.

 
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Barley Saturday Launch
The last book in the Siani Shetland Series, Siani am Byth!  (Gomer) was launched in Cardigan on Barley Saturday, 25 April.
 
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The Welsh Books Council has announced the titles on the short list of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards 2009 which recognise the exceptional quality and range of books for children and teenagers.
 
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Meic Stevens Launches Further Autobiography
The second part of Meic Stevens' autobiography, Y Crwydryn a Mi  (Y Lolfa) has been launched at the Millennium Centre , Cardiff.
 
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Jane Aaron wins Roland Mathias Prize
Out of an all-women short list of Welsh writers, the Roland Mathias Prize has been awarded to Jane Aaron, Professor of English at the University of Glamorgan, for her volume Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing in Wales: Nation, Gender and Identity  (University of Wales Press). 
 
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History on our Side
Historian Hywel Francis MP, assesses the legacy of the miners strike for Wales in his newly published book, History on our Side  (Iconau).
 
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Clive Rowlands Book Appears
Y Lolfa have published the latest book in their humorous Ti'n Jocan  series, entitled Hiwmor Clive,  where the rugby legend, Clive Rowlands,  shares some of his funniest tales.
 
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New Novel for Teenagers
Ioan Kidd's new novel for teenagers, Mae'n Anodd Weithiau  (Gomer) explores the issues which arise when a gay 14 year old "comes out".
 
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Damian Walford Davies Book Launch
Damian Walford Davies's poetry collection Suit of Lights  (Seren) was launched on 18 March in the Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
 
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Lolfa Founder Publishes Poems
Y Lolfa have published a volume of verse by the company's founder, Robat Gruffudd, A Gymri Di Gymru?.
 
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Bizarre History Revealed
In a new book just published, The National Pageant of Wales  (Gomer) Hywel Teifi Edwards writes of one of the most bizarre but largely forgotten public spectacles ever held in Wales.
 
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Tense Political Thriller
A tense political thriller, The Stoat  by Judith Maro, about the hunting down of a wartime Nazi executioner in the Welsh countryside by, among others, a Jewish girl, is being published by Y Lolfa this week.
 
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The Welsh Books Council has announced on that, from now on, 11 October, which was T. Llew Jones’s birthday, will be a dedicated national day to remember the author T. Llew Jones, who died earlier this year.
 
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History Series Editor to Retire
With the appearance of the 24th title in the Welsh-language History series Cof Cenedl,  the editor, Geraint Jenkins, announces his retirement.
 
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New Children's Novel Launched
Rhiannon Wyn will be discussing her novel in the Cyfres yr Onnen series Codi Bwganod  and Sonia Edwards will be discussing her novel in the Cyfres y Dderwen series, Deryn Glân i Ganu  (Y Lolfa) in Palas Print bookshop, Caernarfon at 6.30 on 6 March.
 
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Top Names Line up for Quick Reads
Are you too busy to sit down with a long novel, or do you find yourself easily distracted in the middle of a book? Maybe you have trouble picking up a book at all or haven’t had the time or the energy to pick one up for years? This year, the popular Quick Reads series has something to appeal to everyone with eight new titles published, four in Welsh and four in English, to coincide with Quick Reads Week held in Wales between 23 and 28 February. With all the books in the series priced at a credit-crunch defying £1.99, it’s a chance to pick up a good read at a great price.
 
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Last Green Year Book Launch
Cinnamon Press in association with The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea launched the latest collection by John Powell Ward, The Last Green Year  on Thursday 12 February.
 
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No Hands To Hold and No Legs To Dance On
The true life story of Louise Medus, the woman at the heart of the Thalidomide fight for justice, told with the help of Fleet Street veteran writer, Gill Swain has been published under the title No Hands to Hold and No Legs to Dance On  (Accent).
 
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The Wales Yearbook 2009 Now Available
The 2009  edition of the comprehensive reference book to all aspects of public life in Wales, has now been published, comprising details of National Assembly Members, Westminster MPs and MEPs and their constituencies, public and local government bodies, lists of the top 100 businesses and the 50 fastest-growing businesses, and a directory of Welsh organisations.

 

 
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Grav in his Own Words
The best-selling English-language book over the Christmas period was Grav in his Own Words  (Gomer).  Click Best-sellers on the Gwales Home page to see the full list.
 
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One Day at a Time
Trebor Edwards' autobiography Un Dydd ar y Tro  (Y Lolfa) was the best-selling Welsh-language book over the Christmas period. Click Best-sellers on the Gwales Home page to see the full list.
 
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Best-seller Back in Print
The Companion to the Welsh hymnal Caneuon Ffydd   sold out twice in a few months when it appeared two years ago. The good news is that Cydymaith Caneuon Ffydd,  updated and corrected, is back in the shops.
 
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Voices from the Past
A book based on the S4C television series, Lleisiau'r Rhyfel Mawr  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch) by Ifor ap Glyn is now available.
 
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Novelist Breaks New Ground
The Russian Revolution of 1917 is the background to Petrograd  (Barddas), a new Welsh language novel by Wiliam Owen Roberts which is this month's Welsh-language Novel of the Month.
 
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Stocking Thriller
Gwasg Gwynedd have launched a new book of Welsh-language erotic stories, Tinboethach,  at Palas Print, Caernarfon.
 
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Join Derek Brockway for More Weatherman Walks
Following the success of his radio and television series Wales’ most popular weatherman is back with More Weatherman Walks  (Y Lolfa) – a second book of his favourite tramps around Wales.
 
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Eisteddfod Legend Takes Centre Stage
Pwyso ar y Giât  (Gwasg y Bwthyn), Aled Lloyd Davies' autobiography, was launched on Friday 12 December in Ysgol Maes Garmon. An event of conversation, story and song in the company of Aled and friends. 
 
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Chris Needs Aims for a Christmas Number One - again!
After his autobiography became the best-selling book in Wales last Christmas, Chris Needs is now publishing a second book - this time about his comic creation: The Jenkins’s’s’s’s’s: Wales’s First Family,  (Y Lolfa) and aims for similar success. The hilarious escapades of the Jenkins’s’s’s’s are written through the diaries of the family’s matriarch, our Gladys.
 
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Journalist Tells His Own Story
Throughout his long career in the media, Sulwyn Thomas must have reported on thousands of stories. But this Christmas, it’s time for the journalist to tell his own story as he publishes his Welsh language autobiography, simply entitled Sulwyn  (Gwasg Gwynedd)
 
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Memoirs Launched in Cefneithin
The memoirs of the renowned singer, Jac Davies, Byd o Gân  (Gwasg Gomer) were launched at Capel Tabernacl, Cefneithin, on Friday 5 December at 7 pm. The evening included a special film made with Jac in which he tells the story of the duet, Jac a Wil.
 
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Thunks wins Educational Writers award
Ian Gilbert's  The Little Book of Thunks  (Crown House Publishing) has won this year's Educational Writers' Award. The award is sponsored by the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and supported and administered by the Society of Authors.
 
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Nigel Owens Launches Autobiography
Nigel Owens launched his autobiography, Hanner Amser  (Y Lolfa) at Pontyberem Rugby Club on Thursday 4 December.
 
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Christmas Television Campaign
The Welsh Books Council have once again produced a series of television advertisements  to promote Christmas titles. They can be viewed on the Welsh Book Trade Info site.
 
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Chapter Book Launch for Owen Martell and Simon Proffitt
Novelist Owen Martell and photographer Simon Proffitt have launched their book Dolenni Hud  (Gwasg Gomer) at Chapter , Cardiff on Wednesday 26 November at 7.30.
 
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Hundreds Attend Roberto Book Launch
Hundreds of Swansea City supporters attended the launch of Roberto Martinez's autobiography Kicking Every Ball, My Story so Far  (Y Lolfa) at the Liberty Stadium.
 
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From Cwm Gwendraeth to Cwmderi... twice!
Buddug Williams' autobiography Merch o'r Cwm (Dref Wen) will be launched at Cefneithin Rugby Club on Thursday 27 November at 7.00 pm. Gwyn Elfyn (Denzil from Pobol y Cwm) will be the compere and Lyn Ebenezer and Gillian Elisa Thomas will also take part.
 
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A Century, a Community and Six Generations
Geraint V. Jones' ambitious novel Teulu Lord Bach  (Gwasg Gomer) was launched at Blaenau Ffestiniog Library on Friday 14 November.
 
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Thirteen Year Old’s Coal House Diary Makes History
Gwen Cartwright's Coal House Diary  (Pont Books), based on her experiences during the filming of the BBC's 'Coal House' series has hit the bookshops.
 
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Dewi Prysor's New Novel Appears
Dewi Prysor's new novel, Crawia  (Y Lolfa) was launched on 13 November at Y Ring, Llanfrothen in the company of Gai Toms.
 
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Launching Tintin in Welsh
For the first time in over 25 years the adventures of Tintin  (Hergé) are available in Welsh.
 
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Grand Theatre Launch for Kevin Johns
Oh Yes It Is - Kevin Johns!  (Y Lolfa) was launched on 23 October at the Grand Theatre, Swansea.
 
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Merthyr Writing
Merthyr Writing  will be launched at 5.00 o'clock on 23 October in Rhymney Brewery, Dowlais, followed by an Open Mike Night at the Imperial Hotel, Merthyr Tydfil from 7.00 onwards.
 
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Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2008
The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2008 is Ifan Morgan Jones for his novel, Igam Ogam.
 
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Book of the Year 2008
Dannie Abse has won the 2008 Book of the Year award for his volume The Presence  (Hutchinson)
 
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The Welsh Books Council has announced the names of the winners of the Welsh Tir na n-Og Awards 2008, presented by the Welsh Books Council for the best books for children and young people.
 
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Children's Poet Laureate Announced
It has been announced at the Urdd National Eisteddfod that Ifor ap Glyn is the new Children's Poet Laureate for Wales.
 
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The 2008 English Tir na n-Og Award
The winner of the prestigious Tir na n-Og English Award is Frances Thomas for her novel for young people, Finding Minerva,  Gomer/Pont Books.
 
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