Wales Book of the Year 2013
Short List Announcement!
Watch the video below to see which books have reached the Wales Book of the Year 2013 Short List:
Was your favourite there? Discuss: #WBOTY13
Special Online Announcement
Wales Book of the Year Short List
Where Will You be on Monday 13 May at 2.00 pm? Will you be at your desk after a quick lunch? Will you be on a train? Will you be taking a well earned tea-break on a comfortable sofa? Will you only just be waking up?
What ever you were intending to do, we have some news that will ensure that this particular Monday is not a blue one for you.
The much awaited Short List for the 2013 Wales Book of the Year Award will be announced by Literature Wales via a special online broadcast on Monday 13 May at 2.00 pm. This is the first time in its long-running history, that followers of Wales Book of the Year will have the opportunity to watch the Short List announcement wherever they are.
The broadcast will be hosted by radio DJ and television presenter Lisa Gwilym. Lisa will be joined for the announcement by two of the Wales Book of the Year judges Alun Gibbard and Jasper Fforde who will discuss the panel’s choices, and give a unique insight into the judging experience.
The bilingual announcement will be filmed and broadcast by television company, Cwmni Da under the banner of their Welsh-language arts programme Pethe. The Short List will be streamed from the Pethe pages of the main S4C website as well as on the dedicated Wales Book of the Year website: www.walesbookoftheyear.org.
On Monday evening an extension of the online broadcast will also be shown on Pethe (9.30 pm on S4C).
You can be part of the action by using the hashtag #WBOTY13. Give your opinion on the Short List, discuss your favourite books, and follow the Wales Book of the Year journey until the Awards Ceremony on 18 July, 2013.
Who wins in your eyes?
Wales Book of the Year Award
Judging Panel Announcement
With 2013 in full swing, it’s time for Literature Wales to announce the judging panel for the Wales Book of the Year Prize 2013!
Chairing the English Judging Panel this year is the author and business advisor, Ffion Hague. Although some might recognise her as the wife of the famous politician, William Hague, she has received recognition for her literary work on her own merits.
Also on the English Panel is the popular fantasy novel writer and member of The Welsh Academy, Jasper Fforde. Jasper has received critical acclaim for his series of novels starring the detective Thursday Next. Completing the judging panel for the award this year is the poet, academic and literary critic Richard Marggraf Turley. Turley is a professor in the English and Creative Writing department at Aberystwyth University, and his poetry collection Wan-Hu’s Flying Chair was awarded the 2010 Wales Book of the Year ‘People’s Choice’ award.
The Welsh language panel for the prize this year include the writer and regular Golwg magazine columnist, Alun Gibbard, popular Radio Wales DJ Bethan Elfyn and the poet Elin ap Hywel who has also translated the poetry and prose of many of Wales’ writers.