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Byddwn yn cyhoeddi yr un nofel yn Saesneg ac yn Gymraeg ar yr un pryd y mis hwn. Hyd y gwyddom dyma'r tro cyntaf i hyn ddigwydd yng Nghymru. Ymunwch â ni yn y dathliad gyda Alys Conran, awdur Pigeon, a Sian Northey, cyfieithydd Pijin, yn Pontio ym Mangor ar ddydd Mawrth, 24 Mai, 7.30pm.

 

Mwy am Pijin:

 

This month, for what we believe to be the first time ever in Wales, we will launch one novel in both Welsh and English on the same day. Join us for the celebration with the author of Pigeon, Alys Conran and the translator of Pijin Sian Northey at Pontio in Bangor on Tuesday 24 May, 7.30pm. 

 

About Pigeon:

 

Nicola Heywood Thomas looks at the life and work of Newport-born poet and tramp WH Davies, author of Autobiography of a Supertramp and Young Emma which are both available from our Library of Wales series.

 

Listen again on iplayer now

 

On Saturday 14th May, the annual celebration day of Dylan Thomas' life and work, the winner of the 10th International Dylan Thomas Prize was announced. The ceremony took place in the Great Hall of the Swansea University Bay Campus. Max Porter, author of was Grief is the Thing with Feathers, was announced winner of the 2016 Dylan Thomas Pirze.

Big congratulations to him!

The ceremony was hosted by the author Owen Sheers. Afterwards speeches were made and all of the 6 shortlisted authors read a part of their books before Chair of judges Dai Smith and Dylan Thomas' granddaughter Hannah Ellis announced the winner.

The 6 shortlisted authors were: Claire-Louise Bennett for Pond, Tania James for The Tusk that did the Damage, Frances Leviston for Disinformation, Andrew McMillan for Physical, Max Porter for Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Sunjeev Sahota for The Year of the Runaways (see here for more information).

 

In the lead up to the UK's EU Referendum, Dedalus Books are hoping to use books to strengthen the links between the United Kingdom and Europe with their Reading Europe project.

 

Supporting the UK remaining in Europe, the Reading Europe promotion includes 49 of the best titles from various European countries that have been translated into English and published by UK independent publishers, such as Parthian Books.