Wales Book of the Year - Winners - Literature WalesShe is a literary scholar who works on Restoration and Eighteenth-Century drama and the relationship between theatre and representations of national identity. Russell Celyn Jones was raised in Swansea and is an author, feature writer and critic. He was also awarded the Society of Authors Award in Her research focuses on Welsh identity, women and poetry, and literature in relation to weather in Early Modern Wales. Cathryn is also co-editor of Honno's Welsh Classics. Dylan Ebenezer is an experienced broadcaster and a familiar face on our screens for the last 20 years, fronting Welsh sport programmes including S4C's Sgorio. At a young age, Dylan won a number of prose and poetry competitions at the Urdd and went on to publish a number of books following the progress of the Welsh football team in recent years.
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Insistence is a collection set during the six-year period the poet and her family spent living in a post-industrial city in Midwestern America, during which time Darcy gave birth to her son. Her title responds to a work by the poet Inger Christensen that centres around existence. The contours and iterations of this book and the depth of Darcy's thoroughly human project is operatic, mortal, unforgettable. Louise Holmwood Marshall, head of the English and creative writing department of Aberystwyth University and novelist and emeritus professor of creative writing at Birkbeck College, University of London Russell Celyn Jones joined Parmar on the judging panel. Carys Davies won the Aberystwyth University English-language Fiction Award for West Granta , a novel following the journey of Cy Bellman, American settler, widowed father and amateur explorer, and his daughter Bess who eagerly waits for his return. The English-language Creative Non-Fiction Award went to Moneyland by Oliver Bullough Profile Books , where the investigative journalist reveals the obscene dark side of globalised finance.
The Wales Book of the Year is a Welsh literary award given annually to the best Welsh and English language works in the fields of fiction and literary criticism by Welsh or Welsh interest authors. The longlist of ten works in each language is published in April and the shortlist of three works in each language at the Hay Festival in May. The winners are announced in June or July. The format was again changed in , expanding the entries to three categories, fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry; with English and Welsh language winners in each field. Regarding eligibility, the competition specifically excludes self-published authors. Fiction .
The Wales Book of the Year Award is an annual prize celebrating outstanding literary talent from Wales across many genres and in both English and Welsh.
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The readers of Wales agreed wholeheartedly with the judges' choice this year, as the novel also won the public vote for the Wales Arts Review People's Choice Award. Published by Wales-based publishers, Parthian, Pigeon is a journey through the uneasy half-forgotten memories of childhood; a story about wishful thinking and the power of language.