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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! - 20 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. The Welsh Books Council's offices and Distribution Centre will be closed from Friday the 22rd of December until Tuesday the 2nd of January 2018.

Prose Medal Winner chosen as first Book of the Month of 2018 - 19 Dec 2017

Prose Medal Winner chosen as first Book of the Month of 2018

A new novel by the winner of this year's Prose Medal has been named the Welsh Books Council Book of the Month for January 2018.

Publishing the Rosser Report into Welsh-language Books for Children and Young People - 1 Dec 2017

Following their Annual Meeting in Aberystwyth yesterday (Thursday, 30 November), the Welsh Books Council are pleased to share the final report produced by Dr Siwan Rosser of the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, on her Survey of Welsh-language Books for Children and Young People which she conducted earlier this year.

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - 30 Nov 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017: The Reading Agency and libraries announce increased participation for Animal Agents as Beano theme announced for 2018.

Season's Readings – A new pop-up shop is opening in Machynlleth - 20 Nov 2017

A new pop-up shop is opening in the market town of Machynlleth this week.  Llyfrau @52 Stryd Maengwyn  will open its doors on Saturday (18 November) and will provide readers with a feast of books for Christmas.

Wales Book of the Year 2017: A hat trick for debut novelist, Alys Conran - 14 Nov 2017

Wales Book of the Year 2017: A hat trick for debut novelist, Alys Conran

At a glittering awards ceremony this evening in Cardiff, Literature Wales announced that  Pigeon  by  Alys Conran  is the winner of Wales Book of the Year 2017.

Welsh Bookshop Week (20-24 November) - 14 Nov 2017

Welsh Bookshop Week (20-24 November)

As part of Welsh Bookshops Week, Radio Cymru will broadcast live from a number of bookshops throughout Wales from 20-24 November.

Merch ar-lein Available NOW! - 27 Oct 2017

Merch ar-lein Available NOW!

Have you seen Zoella on YouTube? Have you read her book  Girl Online?

Literature Wales Announces the Wales Book of the Year Short List 2017 - 10 Oct 2017

Literature Wales Announces the Wales Book of the Year Short List 2017

After many months reading, meeting and debating, the Wales Book of the Year judges have chosen their nine-strong list of favourites from the books published in 2016, and Literature Wales is delighted to announce that the English-language Short List 2017.

Welsh Books Council's 'Tales on the Rails' Shortlisted for National Community Rail Award - 29 Sep 2017

Welsh Books Council's 'Tales on the Rails' Shortlisted for National Community Rail Award

The Welsh Books Council are very excited to announce that their entry, Tales on the Rails, has been shortlisted in this year's Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards, in the category of Involving Children and Young People.

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