NEW WELSH READERS' POLL 2019: BEST EVER SHORT BOOKS OF PROSE WITH A WELSH THEME OR SETTING SOUGHT IN READERS’ POLL…

As well as looking for the best unpublished writing in the categories of dystopian novellas and prose with a Welsh theme or setting, this year (there’s still time to enter - the closing date is 4 February 2019), we are asking readers to vote for their favourite short books of Welsh-themed prose ever published in the English language in our New Welsh Readers' Poll 2019...

A longlist of 11 titles in each category was selected by judge Gwen Davies with nominations from the students of the Aberystwyth University and librarians across Wales. 

We are now open for public voting in both categories, below, until 19th March 2019. The shortlist will be announced online on 1 April 2019 and the winner will be announced at our event on 1 May 2019 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre Bookshop. Please vote to make your voice heard!

NEW WELSH READERS’ POLL 2019 - SHORT BOOKS OF PROSE WITH A WELSH THEME OR SETTING

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The full longlist of titles in the category of short books of prose with a Welsh theme or setting in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 Readers’ Poll is as follows:

SHORT BOOKS OF PROSE ON A WELSH THEME OR SETTING

  • Cove, Cynan Jones (Granta Books)

  • Conundrum, Jan Morris (Faber & Faber)

  • A Machynlleth Triad, Jan Morris and Twm Morys (Viking)

  • Advantages of the Older Man, Gwyneth Lewis (Seren Books)

  • All the Souls, Mary-Ann Constantine (Seren Books)

  • The Life of Rebecca Jones, Angharad Price, translated by Lloyd Jones (Maclehose Press)

  • The Great Master of Ecstasy, Glenda Beagan (Seren Books)

  • See How They Run, Lloyd Jones (Seren Books)

  • The White Trail, Fflur Dafydd (Seren Books)

  • The Sky of our Lives, Gwyn Thomas (Quartet Books)

  • The Great God Pan, Arthur Machen (John Lane)