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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Wales Book of the Year Shortlist Announced

Shortlists have been announced for this year's English and Welsh-language Wales Book of the Year Awards.Two independent judging panels have selected nine works for each language in categories for poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

The shortlists include works by award-winning author Horatio Clare, former national poet Gwyneth Lewis, and Prof M Wynn Thomas, an expert in the literature of modern Wales.
The winners will be announced in June.

The Roland Mathias Poetry Award

  • All fours by Nia Davies
  • The Mabinogi by Matthew Francis
  • Diary of the Last Man by Robert Minhinnick

Fiction Award

  • Hummingbird by Tristan Hughes
  • Light Switches Are My Kryptonite by Crystal Jeans
  • Bad Ideas \ Chemicals by Lloyd Markham

The Creative Non-Fiction Award

  • Icebreaker by Horatio Clare
  • David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet by Thomas Dilworth
  • All that is Wales: The Collected Essays of M. Wynn Thomas

Welsh-language Poetry Award

  • Llif Coch Awst by Hywel Griffiths
  • Treiglo by Gwyneth Lewis
  • Caeth a Rhydd by Peredur Lynch

Welsh-language Fiction Award

  • Gwales by Catrin Dafydd
  • Fabula by Llyr Gwyn Lewis
  • Hen Bethau Anghofiedig by Mihangel Morgan

Welsh-language Creative Non-Fiction Award

  • Meddyginiaethau Gwerin Cymru by Anne Elizabeth Williams
  • Blodau Cymru: Byd y Planhigion by Goronwy Wynne
  • Ar Drywydd Niclas y Glais by Hefin Wyn

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