The greatest Welsh novel of the 20th century

Worth a look and 24 hours left to vote - as publicised by Gwales

"Have you taken part in the online public vote launched by Wales Arts Review to find the Greatest Welsh Novel of the past century? To make your personal choice, click on

The nominees are: Border Country by Raymond Williams, On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin, Shifts by Christopher Meredith, A Toy Epic by Emyr Humphreys, Un Nos Ola Leuad by Caradog Prichard and The Life of Rebecca Jones/O! Tyn y Gorchudd by Angharad Price.

The voting will close at midnight on Sunday, 12 October, with the winner presented with a special award at a ceremony at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 1 November."

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I’d say O! Tyn y Gorchudd by a country mile from that list, although a huge amount of ‘Welsh language votes’ will go for Caradog Pritchard, in a Pavlovian response to their school days!

Ugh. Now they’re calling it ‘The Greatest Welsh Novel of All Time’, in which case that shortlist is tragically incomplete - and doesn’t let you vote for O! Tyn y Gorchudd, only for the English translation. Boo!