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Wales Book of the Year Winners

On July the first Literary Wales announced the shortlist for Wales Book of the Year 2020. It is a good list. If your looking for inspiation

Poetry Award

Footnotes to Water
Zoe Skoulding

In "Footnotes to Water", poet Zoë Skoulding follows two forgotten rivers, the Adda in Bangor and the Bièvre in Paris, and tracks the literary hoofprints of sheep through Welsh mountains. In these journeys she reveals urban and rural locales as sites of lively interconnection, exploring the ways in which place shapes and is shaped by language.

ZOË SKOULDING is primarily a poet, although her work encompasses sound-based vocal performance, collaboration, translation, literary criticism, editing, and teaching creative writing. She is a Reader in the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Bangor University. She is the author of a number of poetry collections, including The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren) which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award, and Remains of a Future City (Seren), which was long-listed for Wales Book of the Year.

Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award

Broken Ghost
Niall Griffiths

The people who live here in these mountains already have their own demons - drink, drugs, domestic violence, psychoses - but each character has a different experience of this strange apparition, a different reaction, and for some it will change everything.

Creative Non-Fiction Award

On the Red Hill
Mike Parker

'A moving story of love, tradition and landscape.' Evening Standard, 'Books of the Year' 'A moving, multilayered memoir… extraordinary, ambitious…

Children & Young People Award

Dwylo Coch a Menyg Gwynion
Alan Llwyd

Llyfr hanes am 14 o lofruddiaethau go iawn o Gymru. Mae'r awdur yn pwyso a mesur pob achos yn fanwl ac yn trïo dod o hyd i'r straeon gwir y tu ôl i'r achosion hyn.