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Wales Book of the Year Partners and Sponsors

We are delighted to be working in partnership with our colleagues at a number of organisations across the sector to deliver Wales Book of the Year. 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 Government
Core Funder
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The Rhys Davies Trust
Sponsor
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Bangor University
Sponsor
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Books Council of Wales
Partner
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BBC Cymru Wales
Partner
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Wales Arts Review
Partner
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Golwg360
Partner
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Arts Council of Wales
Core Funder

Arts Council of Wales 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. The Art Council’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: http://www.arts.wales/

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Welsh Government
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: https://gov.wales/?lang=en

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The Rhys Davies Trust
Sponsor

The Rhys Davies Trust sponsors the Rhys Davies Fiction Prize, part of Wales Book of the Year. This award celebrates Wales’ outstanding literary talent in English-language fiction.

The Rhys Davies Trust was founded in 1991 by Meic Stephens, with funds generously provided by Lewis Davies, brother of the writer Rhys Davies (1901-78). The Trust is a registered charity whose objectives are to promote the writer’s work and foster Welsh writing in English, especially in the valleys of south Wales and in the genres in which Rhys Davies wrote.

For more information, please visit: http://www.rhysdaviestrust.org/

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Bangor University
Sponsor

Bangor University is a research-led, entrepreneurial, bilingual university, of and for North Wales. Established in 1884, the University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Situated in one of the most vibrant bilingual areas in the UK, we aim to be, in all aspects, a sustainable university. Our University community is a force for good, positively impacting on the lives of people in Wales, the UK and the wider world through our leading research and innovation and acclaimed learning and teaching.

Website: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/

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Books Council of Wales
Partner

The Books Council of Wales 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: http://www.cllc.org.uk/

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BBC Cymru Wales
Partner

The announcements will be shared on both BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Wales stations this year, thanks to our partners BBC Cymru Wales.

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Wales Arts Review
Partner

Wales Arts Review is a media platform for a new generation of critics and arts lovers to meet to engage in a robust and inclusive discussion about books, theatre, film, music, the visual arts, politics, and the media.

Wales Arts Review will host the People’s Choice Award from 1 July 2022 following announcing the English language shortlist.

Website: https://www.walesartsreview.org/

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Golwg360
Partner

Golwg360 is a culture and current affairs magazine covering news, sport, and the arts.

Golwg360 hosts the independent Barn y Bobl Award which will open following the publication of the Welsh language Shortlist on 20 June 2022.

Website: https://golwg.360.cymru/

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