Tagged: Wales Focus 2021

Publishers unite to launch Cyhoeddi Cymru/Publishing Wales

Several publishers in Wales have joined forces to form a new umbrella organisation to represent the sector, called Cyhoeddi Cymru/Publishing Wales (CCPW).... Read more

Welsh trio of start-ups talk launching in a pandemic

With the lockdowns seeing a number of new publishing lists spring up, three Wales-based pandemic start-ups reveal their aims.  Read more

Welsh indie bookshops share their lockdown highlights

In a difficult year for independent bookshops across Wales, Caroline Carpenter talks to three — Cant a mil, Penrallt Books and Awen Menai — who have... Read more

Books Council of Wales celebrates 60 years

2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the Books Council of Wales (BCW), which has had a busy year to date. Read more

Five questions for... Y Lolfa's Lefi Gruffudd

 Y Lolfa’s general editor Lefi Gruffudd outlines the publisher's plans after buying Gomer's backlist of more than 2,500 titles in a deal with fellow Welsh indie Atebol. ... Read more

Outside the bubble: Natalie Jerome on the creation of her agency in Newport

Natalie Jerome discusses her 20-year publishing career, her move back to Wales and her experience of being the only agent working in the country.... Read more

Jacqui and Anna Burns | 'At the heart of our book is the message that families are complicated'

Mother and daughter duo Jacqui and Anna Burns dreamed of co-writing a novel, and with spare time in lockdown, there was no longer any excuse.... Read more

John Sam Jones | 'Without stories, people are clothed in silence'

Caroline Sanderson talks to John Sam Jones, one of Wales’ best-known gay writers and activists, about his memoir The Journey is Home: Notes From a Life on the... Read more

Nicola Davies | 'My aim has always been to ignite a passion for the natural world in my young readers'

Zoologist and prolific children’s author Nicola Davies talks to Caroline Sanderson about The Song That Sings Us, her visionary new YA novel which is an environmental thriller.... Read more

Marvin Thompson | 'How could I be a poet if Black artists did not exist?'

Marvin Thompson, the winner of the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Prize in 2021, discusses his new collection Road Trip, and how Welsh verse has influenced his... Read more

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