Tagged: Wales

Mackintosh and Morris win Gladstone residencies

Man Booker-longlisted Sophie Mackintosh is one of the six winners of Gladstone’s Library’s writers in residence award, along with Sarah Day and Emily Morris.... Read more

Book sales in Wales and the West outstrip the rest of UK

Wales and the West is emerging as the area with the fastest-growing book sales of 2018 so far, according to fresh statistics from Nielsen BookScan.... Read more

Indian writer wins visa fight after Home Office U-turn

An Indian writer who was refused a visa for a poetry project has had the decision overturned by the Home Office weeks after Tiny Owl... Read more

Welsh minister accuses arts bodies of 'undermining' review process

Welsh economy secretary Ken Skates has accused arts trade bodies of "seeking to undermine the process" of a government review into literature in the country... Read more

Literature Wales raises 'serious concerns' about government review

Literature Wales has raised “serious concerns” regarding the Welsh Publishing and Literature Review released last week after it was accused of being “inward looking” and... Read more

Torfaen libraries threatened with 2.5 day service reduction

Two libraries in Torfaen, Wales, could see their book loan services reduced to just two-and-a-half days per week in order to help make £250,000 worth... Read more

Davies signs 10-book deal with Graffeg

Author Nicola Davies has signed a deal to write 10 children’s books, including picture books and rhyming stories, for independent Welsh publisher Graffeg. The first... Read more

Cowgirl wins Welsh book award

Author Giancarlo Gemin has won a Welsh book award for his debut children’s novel Cowgirl (Nosy Crow). The English language Tir na n-Og award, organised... Read more

Welsh Books Council criticises 'reluctance' to recognise talent

There has been a “reluctance” shown outside of Wales to recognise the country’s “wealth of contemporary creative talent”, the chairman of the Welsh Books Council... Read more

'Dylan Day' to be marked every year

Poet Dylan Thomas will be commemorated each year with a new "Dylan Day", to be celebrated on 14th May. The announcement comes at the end... Read more

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