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Tom DilworthEnglish professor Tom Dilworth’s biography of David Jones is shortlisted for the 2018 Wales Book of the Year Award. Photo by Marty Gervais

Professor’s culminating biography up for Welsh book-of-the-year honours

UWindsor English professor Tom Dilworth’s masterwork, David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Wales Book of the Year Award. It is one of three in contention in the creative non-fiction category.

Dr. Dilworth travelled to Aberystwyth, Wales, in April 2017 during the British launch of his book.

As a poet, visual artist, and essayist, David Jones was one of the great modernists. An extraordinary engraver, painter, and creator of painted inscriptions, he also belongs in the first rank of 20th-century poets.

Administered by Literature Wales, the Wales Book of the Year Award recognizes works of creative writing and literary criticism in three categories: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony in Cardiff on June 26.