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NWR Issue 99

NWR's Alternative Wales Book of the Year Shortlist

Monday's announcement online at 2pm by Literature Wales of their judges' shortlist is for 9 books in two languages across 3 categories. Unfortunately I'm not up to speed this year with Welsh-language poetry or nonfiction but I've made a stab at the other categories. They are not necessarily my favourite books but are ones I think the judges (Jasper Fforde; Ffion Hague; Richard Marggraf Turley; Alun Gibbard; Bethan Elfyn; Elin ap Hywel) may go for. Only took ten minutes: perhaps some money could be saved next year by consulting back issues of New Welsh Review and ditch the judges altogether? Maybe not. Here we go in any case:

English-language Fiction

See How They Run, Lloyd Jones (Seren) Reviewed in NWR 98, Editor_blog NWR_98_review_link

The Book of Idiots, Chris Meredith (Seren) Reviewed online by NWR Editor's_Review

A Girl's Arm, Gee Williams (Salt) Reviewed_in_NWR_96

English-language Creative Nonfiction

Whose People? Wales, Israel, Palestine, Jasmine Donahaye (University of Wales Press) Review-essay_by_Stevie_Davies_NWR_96

Black Skin, Blue Books, Daniel G. Williams (University of Wales Press) Reviewed_in_NWR_99

Writers of Wales: Ruth Bidgood, Matthew Jarvis (University of Wales Press) Reviewed_in_NWR_98

English-language Poetry

Banjo, Samantha Wynne Rhydderch (Picador) Reviewed_in_NWR_96

Burying the Wren, Deryn Rees-Jones (Seren) Reviewed_in_NWR_98

Witch, Damian Walford Davies (Seren) Reviewed_in_NWR_98

Welsh-language Fiction

Kate Roberts a’r Ystlum, Mihangel Morgan (Y Lolfa)

Ras Olaf Hari Selwyn, Tony Bianchi (Gomer) NWR_Online_Review

Gwreiddyn Chwerw, Jerry Hunter (Gwasg Gwynedd)


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