The Wales Book of the Year Award, administered by Literature Wales, is presented to the best Welsh-language and English-language works first published in the preceding year in the fields of creative writing and literary criticism in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction.
Literature Wales commissions review of the Wales Book of the Year Awards

In January 2017, Literature Wales announced that it is commissioning a review of the Wales Book of the Year Awards. The review, which will look at all aspects of the organisation and delivery of the awards, is scheduled to be completed by the end of April 2017.

The Awards are an important fixture in the literary landscape of Wales, raising the profile of Welsh writing both in Wales and beyond. As the biggest bilingual award for literature in Wales and a showcase for the industry, it is an annual highlight for authors, readers, publishers, the media and many literature and arts organisations, and Literature Wales is committed to its future.

Literature Wales is eager to develop a model which better fits the needs of the sector in Wales and beyond and which extends the competition’s reach. The review will seek opinions from a wide range of individuals and organisations working in and with the literature sector. Readers of Welsh literature will also get the chance to voice their opinion via an online consultation.

Literature Wales hopes that the review process will also help identify new funding partners and would like to hear from potential new sponsors keen to support the Awards’ development.

For further information, contact Literature Wales on: 029 2047 2266 /

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