The Wales Book of the Year Award is an annual prize celebrating outstanding literary talent from Wales across many genres and in both English and Welsh.

There are four categories in each language – Poetry, FictionCreative Non-fiction and Children & Young People, with one of the four category winners announced as the overall Award Winner at a glittering award ceremony each summer.

Wales Book of the Year has been run by Literature Wales since 2004, during which time some of Wales’ most renowned writers have been celebrated alongside brilliant new talents. Click here for information on past winners and shortlisted writers.

Books are entered by publishers (including self-published writers). 



Previous Awards

Niall Griffiths was the Overall Winner of Wales Book of the Year 2020 with his novel, Broken Ghost. The overall Welsh-language winner was Ifan Morgan Jones with his novel Babel.

You can find further information about the previous award winners, as well as the books shortlisted over the years in our Previous Awards section.

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