Wales Book of the Year

Administered by Literature Wales and funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Wales Book of the Year is an annual prize which is awarded to the best Welsh and English-language works in Wales of the previous year. Established in 1992, it covers Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction, with a winner in each respective group both in…… Continue reading Wales Book of the Year

Writer Feature – Shelagh Weeks

Shelagh is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Cardiff University and the author of Up Close and her more recent novel, Washing the Dead. Shelagh also won a 2008 Cinnamon Press Writing Award for her short story ‘Mint Sauce’. We spoke to Shelagh about her influences, interests, and teaching creative writing at degree level. Your…… Continue reading Writer Feature – Shelagh Weeks

Festive Words

So, Christmas is almost upon us and we thought we’d stoke your festive spirit with some Welsh Christmas poems. There were many to chose from, but we decided on these austere and unconventional yet evocative and spiritual pieces from Rev. R S Thomas: Christmas There is a morning; Time brings it nearer, Brittle with frost And starlight.…… Continue reading Festive Words

Introducing the Welsh Writers’ Trust

The Welsh Writers’ Trust’s fundamental aim:  ‘To ensure that English language writing in Wales achieves its full potential as an influential force in contemporary literature.’ In the past 20 years, the Welsh Writers’ Trust has given out thousands of pounds helping to nurture both new and well-established English language writing talent in Wales. For ten…… Continue reading Introducing the Welsh Writers’ Trust