Welsh Books | The Best of 2017

After much discussion the Wales Arts Review team has picked its top 10 Welsh books of 2017.

Poet Nia Davies (illustration by Dean Lewis)

The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer (novel, Faber & Faber)

And Suddenly You Find Yourself by Natalie Holborow (poetry, Parthian)

Psalmody by Maria Apichella (poetry, Eyewear Press)

Discovering Dylan Thomas by John Goodby (non-fiction, University of Wales Press)

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

The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F John (novel, Serpent’s Tail)

All Fours by Nia Davies (poetry, Bloodaxe)

Women Who Blow on Knots by Ece Temelkuran (novel, Parthian)

Under My Thumb: Songs That Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them ed. Rhian E. Jones and Eli Davies (Repeater Books)

Hummingbird by Tristan Hughes (novel, Parthian)



And Wales Arts Review’s Book of the Year 2017 is…









Writing Motherhood:

A Creative Anthology

edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke