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Two Roald Dahl poetry books for children skillfully adapted into Welsh by Gwynne Williams - 27 Apr 2016

Two Roald Dahl poetry books for children skillfully adapted into Welsh by Gwynne Williams

Rily Publications present two new Roald Dahl adaptions in Welsh for the Centenary Year.

Angharad Tomos Leads Next Author Tour - 15 Apr 2016

Angharad Tomos, the prolific Welsh-language author, will lead the next @LlyfrDaFabBooks Author Tour. Six primary schools in the Caernarfon area will enjoy a workshop with Angharad, in which she'll discuss two of her latest novels, both based in 1960s Wales –  Paent!  and  Darn Bach o Bapur.

Gwyn Thomas 1936–2016 - 15 Apr 2016

The poet and scholar Gwyn Thomas has died aged 79 after a lifelong contribution as a poet and as one who had a remarkable ability to interpret and to introduce Welsh literature to new audiences. A three times winner of the Tir na n-Og Award and National Poet of Wales, he was also a member of the Books Council's central panels. We extend our deepest condolences to the family in their time of grief.

Faith, hope, Love... - 8 Apr 2016

Faith, hope, Love...

These are some of the themes at this year's Bedwen Lyfrau Festival held at The Gallery, Caernarfon on Saturday the 23rd of April.

2016 Tir na n-Og Shortlist Announced - 5 Apr 2016

2016 Tir na n-Og Shortlist Announced

The Welsh Books Council has announced the titles on the shortlist of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards for 2016. The awards celebrate a special 40th birthday this year and there is much excitement surrounding the announcement of the winning title.

Tryweryn Activist Reveals All on Welsh Bombing Campaigns, Life on the Run and MI5 - 30 Mar 2016

Tryweryn Activist Reveals All on Welsh Bombing Campaigns, Life on the Run and MI5

Y Lolfa will be releasing  Tryweryn - A Nation Awakes – The Story of a Welsh Freedom Fighter  by Owain Williams on the 2nd of April at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli, Gwynedd at 12pm.

Dan Anthony Visits Schools @LlyfrDaFabBooks - 23 Mar 2016

Popular children’s author Dan Anthony recently visited six locations in north Wales as part of an @LlyfrDaFabBooks Author Tour organised by the Welsh Books Council. On Thursday, Dan had the company of Ken Skates, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism to launch the 2016 Children and Young Adults Books Catalogue, and to promote the Reading Lists created especially for World Book Day.

Books Council Welcomes Literature Review - 22 Mar 2016

The Welsh Books Council welcomed the review into the field of literature and publishing commissioned recently by the Welsh Government. Elwyn Jones, the Chief Executive of the Council said: "We feel that the commissioning of this report reflects the Government’s commitment to the field of publishing and we therefore look forward to meeting the panel members and the opportunity of submitting evidence.

Martha Morgan Country - 22 Mar 2016

Martha Morgan Country

Project Launch - Sunday, 3rd April, Boat Club Parrog Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0RP 3pm-5pm

Systems Maintenance Work - 18 Mar 2016

Please be aware that we have some essential systems maintenance work being carried out this weekend, 19 to 20 March 2016.

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