2021 Awards – Partners and Sponsors

RHEIDOL PRIZE FOR WRITING WITH A WELSH THEME OR SETTING

For the 2021 Awards, we’re very grateful for the ongoing philanthropic support from a longstanding subscriber Richard Powell which has enabled us to run the Rheidol Prize for Writing with a Welsh Theme or Setting for a third year running.

GLADSTONE’S LIBRARY @GladLib

Gladstone’s Library is a residential library and meeting place which is dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning for open-minded individuals and groups. This institution pays tribute to William Gladstone.

It is Britain’s finest residential library, and its only Prime Ministerial library. It was founded by the great Victorian statesman himself and, following his death in 1898, became the national memorial to his life and work as well as one of the few Grade I-listed buildings in North Wales.

LITERATURE WALES’ TŶ NEWYDD @Ty_Newydd

Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature. Our vision is a Wales where literature empowers, improves and brightens lives. Our mission is to inspire communities, develop writers, and celebrate Wales’ literary culture by increasing the accessibility and impact of creative writing for participants in Wales; enabling early career writers to engage with opportunities to hone and diversify their skills; and strengthening the range, reach and reputation of Wales’ writers.

Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre is part of Literature Wales. Once home to Prime Minister David Lloyd George, in a normal year Tŷ Newydd runs an annual programme of residential and day-long courses in various genres, featuring some of the best writers in their fields as tutors. In 2019 a brand-new Writers’ Retreat Cottage was opened at Tŷ Newydd. Nant is a self-contained, fully equipped cottage providing a comfortable and quiet haven where you can concentrate on your work in progress, add those finishing touches to your writing, or simply revive your creativity.

CATHRYN SUMMERHAYES, CURTIS BROWN @TaffyAgent

Cathryn Summerhayes moved to Curtis Brown in 2016 from WME where she had worked for ten years establishing an eclectic list of clients. Prior to that she worked at a number of other British literary agencies and at Colman Getty PR – where she worked on the Man Booker Prize and Samuel Johnson Prize. She won The British Book Awards’ Agent of the Year in 2019 and her clients include Dr Adam Kay, Mark Watson, Dara McAnulty, Johanna Basford, Grace Dent, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Lucy Foley, Naomi Wood, Kirsty Logan and Sandi Toksvig.

BOOKS COUNCIL OF WALES @BooksWales

New Welsh Review is supported through core funding by the Books Council of Wales (BCW) which is funded by the Welsh Government to provide a focus for the publishing industry in Wales. BCW provides a number of specialist services (in the fields of editing, design, marketing and distribution) with a view to improving standards of book production and publication in both Welsh and English. It also distributes grants to publishers and actively promotes reading and literacy in Wales.