Robert Minhinnick won the £4,000 (about $2,930) Wales Book of the Year Award for the third time for his poetry collection, Diary of the Last Man, 25 years after first winning the prize, the Bookseller reported. He also won the Roland Mathias Poetry Prize.
Judge Carolyn Hitt described Diary of the Last Man as "environmentalism turned into elegy.... It's so powerful, so political. These are serious poems for serious times... that will stay with you and make you think about what we're doing to the planet."
Celebrating books across three categories (poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction) in both English and Welsh, the ceremony saw 10 winners claim a total prize fund of £12,000 (about $8,795). Check out the complete list of winners here.