Literature Wales announced as a new Client Partner for the Rhys Davies Trust
The investment in Literature Wales includes the introduction of the Rhys Davies Fiction Prize to our annual Wales Book of the Year Award. This category will celebrate Wales’ outstanding literary talent in English-language fiction. The sponsorship of this category will run for a ten-year period.
In addition, Literature Wales’ writer development activities will receive a significant boost through its new status as Client Partner, with three-year funding announced for a Rhys Davies Emerging Writers Course at the Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre and support for south Wales valley school visits to the centre.
The other new Rhys Davies Trust Client Partners are: Parthian Books, the Seren Poetry Festival, DylanED – the educational arm of the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize, and the South Wales Miners’ Library. The organisations, all established Welsh-based operations with proven track records, will collectively provide a dynamic and innovative series of creative initiatives designed to celebrate the past of Wales’ long tradition of literary achievement through the medium of English and build towards its future.
The Rhys Davies Trust was established in 1991 with funds provided by Lewis Davies, the brother of the author. It seeks to foster Welsh writing in English, especially in the valleys of South Wales, and in the genres in which Rhys Davies wrote.
For further information, visit the Rhys Davies Trust website.