Welsh Books Council


Literary Medal 2019

Literary Medal 2019 - 7 Aug 2019

Rhiannon Ifans has been awarded the Literary Medal at the 2019 National Eisteddfod for her novel, ‘Ingrid’.

Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2019

Daniel Owen Memorial Prize 2019 - 6 Aug 2019

The winner of the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for 2018 is Guto Dafydd for his novel, Carafanio.

Children in Wales Make Space for Reading as Summer Reading Challenge Prepares for Lift-Off - 15 Jul 2019

Get ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Summer Reading Challenge with Space Chase, a very special reading mission.

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, launched the challenge in Newtown Library on Friday, 12 July 2019, and was joined by popular author and illustrator Max Low.

Reading Champions at Aber - 1 Jul 2019

On 25 and 26 June, scores of children from 34 schools across Wales took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of keen competition. It was the national round of Darllen Dros Gymru, the Welsh Books Council’s Welsh-language books competition for primary schools.

Books Can Be the Best Medicine: A New Chapter for Mental Health Prescriptions in Wales - 27 Jun 2019

From 26 June, health professionals in Wales will be able to prescribe free library books to assist people in managing their mental health or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences in what experts behind the scheme are calling ‘bibliotherapy’.