Friday, July 4, 2008

Minister sorry over prize error

Minister sorry over prize error: "A Welsh Assembly Government minister has apologised to the author of the Wales Book of the Year after announcing the wrong winner at the award ceremony."

Culture Minister Rhodri Glyn Thomas has written to poet Dannie Abse as well as Tom Bullough, who he mistakenly named as the recipient of the £10,000 prize.

Cardiff-born Abse, who lives in London, won for The Presence, which he wrote after his wife died in a car crash.

Bullough said he felt "broken-hearted" following the mistake.