Two Rivers from a Common Spring: The Books Council of Wales at 60 is published today (Monday 1 November 2021) to mark the organisation’s anniversary.
The beautiful volume tells the story of the Books Council over the last 60 years, from its origins in the 1960s to the present day.
The volume is edited by Gwen Davies, with original linocuts by artist Molly Brown. It is presented in memory of Alun Creunant, the first Director of the Books Council of Wales.
There are contributions from a variety of voices within the publishing industry, including Professor M. Wynn Thomas, Gwerfyl Pierce Jones, publisher Richard Davies, bookseller Eirian James, and writer and poet Hanan Issa.
Further details about the Books Council’s 60th anniversary are available on our news pages and the beautiful hardback volume is now available from your local bookshop.
Here’s a taste of a chapter by Helgard Krause, Chief Executive of the Books Council of Wales.