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Tir na n-Og Book Award Winners to be Announced in July - 22 May 2020

Tir na n-Og Book Award Winners to be Announced in July

The winners of the prestigious 2020 Tir Na n-Og Awards for children and young people’s literature are to be announced in July 2020.

More Books on Mental Health Available in Welsh - 19 May 2020

More Books on Mental Health Available in Welsh

Award-winning author Matt Haig's memoir of living with depression has been translated into Welsh as part of the groundbreaking Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health scheme.

Local Bookshops Selling Online - UPDATED - 12 May 2020

During these days of social distancing and self-isolation, many of us will be reaching for a good read. And while independent bookshops across Wales may have temporarily closed their doors in line with official guidelines, the good news is that many are still offering postal and online services.

Online Welsh Art Lessons for Children Attract Thousands of Views - 7 May 2020

A series of online art sessions for children by one of Wales’ leading cartoonists has been viewed more than 30,000 times since it was launched at the start of the school closures due to Coronavirus.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Books Council of Wales award PhD Scholarship in Children's Literature - 2 Apr 2020

On International Children’s Books Day (April 2nd), the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in partnership with the Books Council of Wales are delighted to announce that they have awarded a PhD scholarship in the internationalisation of children's literature to Megan Farr from Penarth.

Local Bookshops Selling Online - 1 Apr 2020

During these days of social distancing and self-isolation, many of us will be reaching for a good read. And while independent bookshops across Wales may have temporarily closed their doors in line with official guidelines, the good news is that many are still offering postal and online services.

Emergency Funding for Books Sector in Wales - 1 Apr 2020

The Books Council of Wales has welcomed emergency funding of £150,000 from the Welsh Government to help the books sector during the current coronavirus crisis.

Tir na n-Og Children's Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced - 27 Mar 2020

Tales of dragons, families, myths and magic set amongst the mountains and coastlines of Wales feature in the English-language books shortlisted today (27 March 2020) for the Tir na n-Og Awards 2020.

Coronavirus: Books Council of Wales Update – 24 March 2020 - 24 Mar 2020

Following the introduction of more stringent measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Books Council’s offices at Castell Brychan and our Distribution Centre in Aberystwyth are now closed at least until mid April.

Coronavirus: Books Council of Wales Update - 18 Mar 2020

The Books Council of Wales is monitoring developments closely and implementing a series of special measures in response to the latest situation and guidelines.

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