New Welsh Readers Poll longlists announced (01-02-2017)

We are delighted to announce the longlists of 10 titles each for the best Memoir and Novella

Both lists have been drawn up from nominations from the public and long listed by New Welsh Review editor Gwen Davies in conjunction with students at Aberystwyth University's Department of English & Creative Writing: Ivy Napp, Alex Hubbard, Leanne Nulty, Rosie Maley & Jacob Hume.

Best Memoir
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (Little, Brown)
Fun House: A Family Tragi-comic by Alison Bechdel (Jonathan Cape)
Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog (Grove Atlantic)
The Vagabond’s Breakfast by Richard Gwyn (Y Lolfa)
The Scent of Dried Roses by Tim Lott (Penguin Classics)
Other People’s Countries: A Journey into Memory by Patrick McGuinness (Vintage)
Old Soldier Sahib by Frank Richards (Parthian/Library of Wales)
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Vintage)
Walden: or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau (various)
Sugar and Slate by Charlotte Williams (Planet Books)

Best Novella
The Tip of my Tongue by Trezza Azzopardi (Seren) The Awakening by Kate Chopin (various)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (various)
Equivocator by Stevie Davies (Parthian)
Sings Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, trans Lisa Dillman (And Other Stories)
The Long Dry by Cynan Jones (Granta Books, first published by Parthian)
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (various)
The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers (various)
Animal Farm by George Orwell (various)
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter (Faber)

You can now vote for your favourite books in each category and the shortlists will be announced on 15 February and the winners announced on 1 March.

New Welsh Review's Principal Sponsor is Aberystwyth University, and it is hosted within the university's Department of Creative Writing. The Editor & Awards co-judge, and the magazine's Marketing Officer are being shadowed by students from the Department in the planning, judging and execution of the prize.

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