Academi, the literature promotion agency and society for writers, and Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre, have joined together to form a new national organisation, Literature Wales. It will continue to run the activities and events established by Academi and Ty Newydd, as well as branching out into new areas. A new funding partnership has been agreed between John Lewis, The Roland Mathias Prize and Wales Book of the Year, and a new project for writers in healthcare will be launched later this year. As part of the new organisation’s commitment to young people, Welsh writers will work with animators, film-makers and beat-boxers with the aim of bringing “a fresh approach to literature for the digital generation”. Literature Wales will also have a special funding relationship with Wales Literature Exchange, the international literary provider in Wales.