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Official Wales Book of the Year Shortlist

Literature Wales today announced their judges' shortlist for 9 books in two languages across 3 categories. Judges in English and Welsh categories were Jasper Fforde; Ffion Hague; Richard Marggraf Turley; Alun Gibbard; Bethan Elfyn; Elin ap Hywel. Here's the English shortlist. My money's on a short fiction or poetry winner overall. Order your back issues of New Welsh Review to read the relevant reviews indepth or read our free online interviews.

English-language Poetry (Roland Mathias Prize Shortlist)

Banjo Samantha Wynne Rhydderch (Picador) Reviewed_in_NWR_96

Burying the Wren Deryn Rees-Jones (Seren) Reviewed_in_NWR_98


English-language Fiction

Testimony_James_Smythe (Blue Door)

A Girl's Arm, Gee Williams (Salt) Reviewed_in_NWR_96_by_Rachel_Trezise Editor_interviews_Gee_Williams_about_A_Girl's_Arm

Singing_a_Man_to_Death_Matthew_Francis (Cinnamon) NWR_interview_by_Paul_Cooper

English-language Creative Nonfiction

Forgotten_Footprints_John_Harrison (Parthian) Interview_by_Seki_Lynch

Welsh_Lives_Gone_But_Not_Forgotten Meic Stephens (Y Lolfa)

Wales_at_Water's_Edge_A_Coastal_Journey Jon Gower (Gomer)


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