Ailbhe Darcy wins the 2019 Wales Book of the Year Award
At Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 20 June, Literature Wales announced that Cardiff-based poet Ailbhe Darcy is the winner of the Wales Book of the Year Award 2019 with her striking collection, Insistence (Bloodaxe Books).
Ailbhe Darcy first took to the stage to collect the Roland Mathias Poetry Award, before returning to be crowned winner of the overall title Wales Book of the Year 2019 and receiving a total prize of £4,000 and a specially commissioned trophy, designed and created by the artist Angharad Pearce Jones.
The winning title of the overall Welsh-language Award as well as the Aberystwyth University Fiction Award and the Golwg360 Welsh-language People’s Choice prize is Llyfr Glas Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros. The dystopian novel, published by Y Lolfa, won the Prose Medal at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Tír na nÓg 2019 prize.
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