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Wales Book of the Year Sponsors

For Wales Book of the Year 2018, we are delighted to be working in partnership with our colleagues at a number of organisations across the sector. These partnerships ensure maximising the impact of this literary highlight, and their details can be found here:

Arts Council of Wales
Core Funder
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Welsh Governement
Core Funder
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The Brecknock Society
Sponsor
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Wales Arts Review
Partner
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Golwg360
Partner
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Welsh Books Council
Partner
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Cwmni Da
Partner
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The Bookseller
Partner
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Cant a mil Vintage
Bookshop
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Tramshed
Host
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Arts Council of Wales
Core Funder

Arts Council of Wales (ACW) are core funders of Literature Wales and believe the arts are central to the life and wellbeing of the nation. They turn this mission into actions by funding and developing the arts in Wales. ACW's principle sponsor is Welsh Government and they also distribute funding from the National Lottery and raise additional money where they can from a variety of public and private sector sources.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.arts.wales/

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Welsh Governement
Core Funder

The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. Welsh Government is principle sponsor of Arts Council of Wales.

For more information, please visit the website: https://gov.wales/?lang=en

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The Brecknock Society
Sponsor

The Brecknock Society and Museum sponsors The Roland Mathias Prize, which was established in honour of the poet and author Roland Mathias who played a major part in establishing Welsh writing in English as a distinctive literary genre. He died in 2007.

The Roland Mathias Prize first became part of the Wales Book of the Year Award in 2012. The renowned prize which used to be awarded bi-annually for Welsh-writing in English in the fields of poetry, short stories, literary criticism and Welsh history will be recognised as the English-language Poetry Award within the Wales Book of the Year Award.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.brecknocksociety.co.uk/

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Wales Arts Review
Partner

Wales Arts Review is kindly hosting the English language People's Choice Award. Wales Arts Review is a home for high quality critical writing and arts coverage – a place where passionate and informed arts critics, from Wales and beyond, can find expression.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.walesartsreview.org/

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Golwg360
Partner

Golwg360 is kindly hosting the vote for the Welsh-language People's Choice Award. Golwg360 was launched in 2009 as a website offering daily Welsh and international news in Welsh. The project is funded by the Welsh Government.

For more information, please visit the website: https://golwg360.cymru/

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Welsh Books Council
Partner

The Welsh Books Council is a national body, funded by the Welsh Government, which provides a focus for the publishing industry in Wales. It provides a number of specialist services (in the fields of editing, design, marketing and distribution) with a view to improving standards of book production and publication in both Welsh and English.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.cllc.org.uk/

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Cwmni Da
Partner

Cwmni Da has produced videos of the reading of Wales Book of the Year shortlisted titles, and will be producing a programme on the event for S4C, which will be broadcast at 10.30 pm on 26 June, the evening of the Wales Book of the Year Award Ceremony.

Since its foundation in 1997, Cwmni Da has developed into one of Wales’ foremost production companies. The company’s national and international productions include factual, children’s, comedy, entertainment, drama, events, and sport programmes.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.cwmnida.cymru/

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The Bookseller
Partner

The Bookseller first broke the news of the Wales Book of the Year Shortlist as part of their Country focus: Wales edition.

The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines.

For more information, please visit the website: https://www.thebookseller.com/

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Cant a mil Vintage
Bookshop

Cant a mil Vintage will be the dedicated bookshop at Wales Book of the Year 2018.

Cant a mil vintage, on Whitchurch Road, Heath, Cardiff, offers a unique Welsh experience. They stock a wide range of Welsh language books, cards and gifts as well as a quirky collection of vintage furniture, clothing, china and other treasures.

For more information, please visit the website: https://www.cantamilvintage.com/

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Tramshed
Host

The Tramshed is Cardiff’s newest live music, club music and entertainment venue. Set within a historical building of great cultural significance, the venue is the centre piece of a brand new creative hub in Cardiff city centre. They are hosts for the Wales Book of the Year Awards Ceremony 2018.

For more information, please visit the website: http://tramshedcardiff.com/

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