The latest News from the book trade in Wales
Hundreds of children from 29 schools across Wales took took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of eager competing on 16 and 17 June. It was the national round of Darllen Dros Gymru, the Welsh Books Council’s Welsh-language books competition for primary schools in Wales. All pupils were competing for a number of prestigious awards by discussing books and performing short dramatic presentations based on titles they had read.
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A team of avid readers from Johnstown Primary School, Carmarthenshire, were recently crowned the 2015 Champions of BookSlam, the Welsh Books Council’s annual reading competition for children.
Other People’s Countries by Patrick McGuinness is Wales Book of the Year 2015.
In a ceremony at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 26 May, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones announced that the title of Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh Children’s Poet Laureate) 2015-17 has been awarded to writer and TV presenter Anni Llŷn.
The latest detective novel written by Geraint Evans, Y Gelyn Cudd (Y Lolfa) will be launched at Aberystwyth, 5 June.
In a ceremony held in the main pavilion of the Urdd Eisteddfod at Caerphilly, it was announced that books by authors Gareth F. Williams and Caryl Lewis are the winners of the Welsh-language Tir na n-Og Awards, 2015.
A long list of events have been organised at the Siop y Bont stall at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 25-30 May. Call in!
An evening of entertainment with Jim Parc Nest and Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion was held at Newcastle Emlyn, 22nd May.
Cardiff-raised author, Giancarlo Gemin, has won the annual Tir na n-Og Award with his début book, Cowgirl.
The magic of Thomas’s poetry is brought to life by his granddaughter and a replica of his writing shed at a school in East London. An appeal to create a new 100 line poem inspired by his words is launched.
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