This Weeks in Books 24th July 2016

After some positive feedback the weekly post is back.

Update from last’s week post. Browser the Cat is not being evicted. After a public outcry and loads of signatures Browser will now stay at the library.

Thomas Morris has won the English Language Wales Book of the Year for his short story collection We Don’t Know What We’re Doing. Caryl Lewis won the Welsh Language award for her novel Y Bwthyn. Other awards included The Roland Mathias Poetry Award which went to Philip Close for his collection Songs of Carbon & Jasmine Donahaye’s Losing Israel won the creative non fiction award.

The ceremony took place in Merthyr Tydfil.

theakston1_pa Crime

Former Police Officer now author Claire Makintosh has won the Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival  Novel of the Year award for her debut novel I let you go.

Co Founder of the festival Val Mcdermid was also honoured with a outstanding contribution award which took place in Harrogate.

Bookman & Black

Goldsboro Books owner David Headley has launched Bookman & Black. A new venture that will have strong book values, support publishers & authors with promotions and marketing giving the feel of an independent book shop all in a online presence.

The lovely Rosie Garland will have her next book cover designed by Aitch! an illustrator from Bucharest after entering this years Bridgeman Studio Award


Books bring people together. When I first met Mel we were both reading the same book. This particular story started of with a tweet to the Oxford Road branch of Waterstones and then later became a wedding.

Congratulations to Victoria & Jonathan O’Brien 

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