Book of the Month Re-launched

1 Apr 2011

The Welsh Books Council have relaunched their Book of the Month and Nofel y Mis promotional schemes with the publication of Niall Griffiths’s latest and long-awaited book,  Ten Pound Pom  (Parthian).

Niall, who lives and works in the Aberystwyth area, has written many novels (Sheepshagger, GritsWreckage), travel pieces and radio plays, and is also the award-winning author of  Stump – a novel which scooped the Wales Book of the Year award in 2004.

Niall’s latest offering is this entertaining travelogue and memoir, and perhaps the nearest thing to an autobiography that he’ll ever write! In 1976 Niall Griffiths’s family emigrated to Australia as part of the Ten Pound Pom offer. Thirty years on he retraces his childhood journey, visiting coastlines, cities and endless deserts, and has a real bash at Australian culture and life down-under!

Ten Pound Pom  promises to attract a lot of attention but is guaranteed not to win him Australian of the Year or a commendation from the Queensland Tourist Board. God Bless Australia? Yeah right . . .

Ten Pound Pom,  which is published by Parthian, is available now at your local bookshop or online at Gwales.com. Priced at £8.99.

April’s  Nofel y Mis  is  Hen Blant Bach  by Gwen Parrott (Gomer).

Set up to help promote the latest Welsh-language fiction titles and English-language books from Wales – a new Welsh-language novel and English-language book are selected each month and copies distributed to participating bookshops.

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