Announcing the 2021–22 Bookcase

Announcing the 2021–22 Bookcase

We are pleased to announce our Bookcase for 2021-22, our selection of books from Wales which we recommend for translation.

As usual, our announcement will coincide with the Frankfurt Book Fair. The Bookcase is the focal point of our attendance at book fairs, where members of our team meet with foreign publishers and literary festivals, to promote the books and authors featured on the Bookcase alongside our translation grants programme, which is open to applications from foreign publishers for the translation of literature from Wales.

This year, eighteen titles have been chosen to our Bookcase and each one a world unto its own.

  • Mynd - Marged Tudur (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch)
  • Y wraig ar lan yr afon - Aled Jones Williams (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch)
  • Llechi - Manon Steffan Ros (y Lolfa)
  • Twll Bach yn y Niwl - Llio Maddocks (y Lolfa)
  • Y Castell Siwgr - Angharad Tomos (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch)
  • tu ôl i’r awyr - Megan Angharad Hunter (y Lolfa)
  • Cyfrinachau - Eluned Phillips (Honno)
  • Ymbapuroli - Angharad Price (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch)
  • Lloerganiadau - Fflur Dafydd (y Lolfa)
  • Still - Christopher Meredith (Seren)
  • Inhale / Exile - Abeer Ameer (Seren)
  • The Gododdin - Gillian Clarke (Faber & Faber)
  • Flowers of War - Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, translated by Katie Gramich (Parthian)
  • Please - Christopher Meredith (Seren)
  • Angels of Cairo - Gary Raymond (Parthian)
  • Easy Meat  - Rachel Trezise (Parthian)
  • Many Rivers to Cross - Dylan Moore (Three Impostors)
  • Heavy Light: A Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing - Horatio Clare (Chatto & Windus)


All eighteen books will be actively promoted by Wales Literature Exchange during our activities throughout the coming year, including at international book fairs, literary festivals, and meetings with publishers.

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