Wales Book of the Year Long List

1 May 2009

The Wales Book of the Year Long List for 2009 was announced on Wednesday 22 April. The Short Lists of three titles - three in Welsh and three in English - will be anounced in an event hosted by Damian Walford Davies at the Guardian Hay Festival on Monday 25 May 2009, 7.00 pm. The Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony will be held on Monday 15 June at The St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff.

The books which have reached the English-language Long List are:

Deborah Kay Davies, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful, (Parthian)
Joe Dunthorne,  Submarine, (Hamish Hamilton)
Matthew Francis,  Mandeville, (Faber and Faber)
Stephen May,  TAG, (Cinnamon Press)
Robert Minhinnick,  King Driftwood, (Carcanet)
Sheenagh Pugh,  Long-haul Travellers, (Seren)
Zoe Skoulding,  Remains of a Future City, (Seren)
Dai Smith,  Raymond Williams: A Warrior’s Tale, (Parthian)
Gee Williams,  Blood etc, (Parthian)
Samantha Wynne Rhydderch, Not in these Shoes, (Picador Poetry)

The English-language judges are Tiffany Atkinson, John Barnie and Mike Parker

The books which have reached the Welsh-language Long List are:

Mared Lewis,  Y Maison du Soleil, (Gwasg Gwynedd)
Aled Jones Williams,  Yn hon bu afon unwaith, (Gwasg y Bwthyn)
Geraint V. Jones,  Teulu Lòrd Bach, (Gomer)
J. Towyn Jones,  Rhag Ofn Ysbrydion, (Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion)
Wiliam Owen Roberts,  Petrograd, (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas)
Gwilym Prys Davies,  Cynhaeaf Hanner Canrif, (Gwasg Gomer)
Robyn Léwis,  Bwystfilod Rheibus, (Gwasg y Bwthyn)
Hefin Wyn,  Pentigily, (Y Lolfa)
Myrddin ap Dafydd,  Bore Newydd, (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch)
Harri Parri,  Iaith y Brain ac Awen Brudd, (Gwasg y Bwthyn)

The Welsh-language Judges are: Prof Gwyn Thomas, Luned Emyr and Prof Derec Llwyd Morgan.

 

 

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