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Storm Hound scoops 2020 Tir na n-Og Award - 3 Jul 2020

Author Claire Fayers has won the 2020 Tir na n-Og English-language award for her fantasy adventure story, steeped in Norse legend and Welsh mythology.

Local Bookshops Selling Online - UPDATED - 30 Jun 2020

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, bookshops in Wales have started to reopen their doors since Monday 22 June 2020. Many continue to sell online too, offering click and collect, postal or local delivery services.

Arad Goch actors bring Tir na n-Og books to life - 29 Jun 2020

The Books Council of Wales and Arad Goch theatre company have teamed up to produce readings of the Welsh-language books for children and young people which have been shortlisted for the Tir na n-Og 2020 Awards.

Books Council of Wales Statement - 19 June 2020 - 19 Jun 2020

The Books Council of Wales warmly welcomes the First Minister’s announcement that bookshops are among the businesses which will be allowed to reopen from Monday 22 June 2020.

Quick Reads Released as Free Downloads - 8 Jun 2020

A series of short and snappy books by authors from Wales will be available for free download this summer.

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.

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.

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