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 three categories in each language – Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-fiction, with one of the three 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). Please find the eligibility criteria and the closing date for submission here.

2019 Winners

Ailbhe Darcy is the Overall Winner of Wales Book of the Year 2019. Click here to discover all of this years winners.



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