Monday, 18 April 2011

Llyfr y Flwyddyn 2011 – Rhestr Hir y Llyfrau Cymraeg

Cyhoeddodd Llenyddiaeth Cymru Restr Hir Llyfr y Flwyddyn 2011 ar Ddydd Mercher 13 o Ebrill 2011. Gwobrwyir £10,000 yr un i awduron y gyfrol orau yn Gymraeg a’r gyfrol orau yn Saesneg.

Dyma’r  Rhestr Hir Cymraeg –

Datgelir y Rhestr Fer o dair cyfrol Cymraeg a thair cyfrol Saesneg ddydd Iau 19 Mai 2011 mewn dau ddigwyddiad arbennig a gynhelir ar yr un pryd yn Galeri Caernarfon, a Bar Espresso John Lewis, Caerdydd.

Cyhoeddir yr enillwyr mewn seremoni wobrwyo a gynhelir nos Iau 7 Gorffennaf 2011 yn Cineworld, Caerdydd. 

Cliciwch ar y teitlau i weld os oes copiau ar gael i’w benthyca ar hyn o bryd yn Llyfrgelloedd Caerdydd.


Friday, 15 April 2011

Wales Book of the Year 2011 - English language longlist.

Literature Wales announced the Long List of Wales Book of the Year 2011 on Wednesday 13 April 2011. The awards, worth £10,000 to the winners, are presented to the authors of the best books of the year in English and Welsh.
The English language longlist is -

The Short List of three English language books and three Welsh language books will be revealed simultaneously at two special events held at Galeri Caernarfon and John Lewis' Espresso Bar, Cardiff on Thursday 19 May 2011.

The winners of the 2011 Wales Book of the Year will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony on Thursday 7 July 2011, Cineworld, Cardiff.

As usual, just click on the titles to check on availibility in Cardiff Libraries, and gaps will be filled as soon as possible.

We thank you.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Orange Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced - and here it is.

The Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, today announced the 2011 shortlist. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.

To celebrate the 2011 shortlist, the Orange Book Store - - is giving away 250 free eBooks of The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, winner of the 2010 Orange Prize, exclusively to Facebook fans. After the first 250 copies have been won, the Orange Book Store will offer all Facebook fans the chance to purchase The Lacuna at a special 50% discount for one week only, until 18 April. Visit to enter.

The award ceremony will take place in The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, on 8 June 2011.

Just click on the titles to check availibility in Cardiff Libraries.  Remember, if there are copies available, but not in your local library, we can get them there within about 48 hours.

If you know your user number and PIN, you can reserve them on-line yourself and choose where you want to collect them.

Friday, 8 April 2011

The book vs e-book debate continues - in pictures.

Lovely new picture book just been added to stock - for real book lovers everywhere.

And if that's not enough, there's a trailer too!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards 2011 shortlist announced (note - you guys so need a catchy acronym.)

The Carnegie Medal is a British literary award given by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). It is awarded to an outstanding book for children and young adult readers. Nominated books must be written in English and should first have been published in the UK during the previous year.

The Kate Greenaway medal is also awarded by CILIP and given annually to an outstanding work of illustration in children's literature.

The short-listed Greenaway titles are -

  And the Carnegie titles (in no particular order) are -

Click on the covers to check availability in Cardiff Libraries - don't forget that if they're on-loan you can reserve them using your library card number and PIN.