Welsh Books - Our Best of 2020

Welsh Books – Our Best of 2020

This year’s Welsh literature scene has brought us a huge variety of novels, non-fiction books, poetry and short stories. We asked our writers for their favourite Welsh books – from personal diaries to picture books, here is the final list. Our number one Welsh book of 2020 will be announced on December 21st.

Click on the red to read more on each title.

Hello Friend We Missed You – Richard Owain Roberts (novel, Parthian)

Wing – Matthew Francis (poetry, Faber & Faber)

Salt – Catrin Kean (novel, Gomer)

Small – Natalie Holborow (poetry, Parthian)

Shattercone – Tristan Hughes (short stories, Parthian)

Just So You Know – eds. Durre Shahwar, Hanan Issa, and Özgür Uyanık (non-fiction, Parthian)

The Mission House – Carys Davies (novel, Granta)

Conception – Özgür Uyanık (novel, Fairlight Books)

How Love Actually Ruined Christmas – Gary Raymond (non-fiction, Parthian)

The Promise – Nicola Davies (children’s book, Walker)

Machineries of Joy – Peter Finch (poetry, Seren Books)

Thinking Again – Jan Morris (non-fiction, Faber & Faber)


Previous winners:

2019: Wales: England’s Colony? – Martin Johnes (non-fiction, Parthian)

2018: A Simple Scale – David Llewellyn (novel, Seren Books)

2017: Writing Motherhood: A Creative Anthology – ed. Carolyn Jess-Cooke (non-fiction, Seren Books)