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#IndiaWales, 2017, crowdfunder, poetry, poets, RebelSun, socialism, starlings, Wales, Young People's Laureate -

Today we launch our 2017 crowdfunder for a new poetry collection of starlings and socialism in praise of the Rebel Sun. Sophie McKeand is an award-winning poet from north Wales with a love for exploring different ways to create poetry. Following the success of our 2016 crowdfunder for Cawl by Siôn Tomos Owen, this crowdfunder is to raise funds to cover production costs through pre-orders for a beautifully produced hardback first edition of Sophie's first full collection Rebel Sun with additional perks from arty postcards to live recordings or a spoken word gig in your own house!  Young People's Laureate Wales April 2016 – 2018Winner of the Out...

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Croatia, Ece Temelkuran, Parthian Europa Carnivale, Turkey, Women in Translation, writing -

Writer Ece Temelkuran describes the struggle to maintain her Turkish language while writing in English. She now lives in Croatia's capital Zagreb and she discusses the pain of beginning to forget basic words in her mother tongue.  

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2017, Books, competitions, Cynan Jones, Fiction, New Welsh Readers' Poll 2017, novella, The Long Dry -

Congratulations to Cynan Jones! The Long Dry, originally published by Parthian, has been shortlisted for the Best Novella category of the New Welsh Readers' Poll.

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Author of the Month, Authors, Dai Smith, Literature Wales, Mar 2017, Parthian Books -

Dai Smith, born in Rhondda in 1945, is a Welsh writer and historian who was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to culture and the arts in Wales. He has been a professor in History at Lancaster University, Cardiff University and Swansea University from 1969 until 1993, being awarded with a personal chair by the University of Wales in 1986. 

In 1993 he took up a position as editor for the BBC, working on Radio Wales and later on in 1994 became the Head of Broadcast (English Language) at BBC Wales, for which he commissioned various award-winning programmes, especially in the Arts and Drama until 2000. He became the Raymond Williams chairman in the Cultural History of Wales at Swansea University in 2005 and in 2007 he was appointed Arts Council of Wales chairman.

Series Editor of the Library of Wales for classic works written in English from or about Wales, Smith is also chair of the judging panel for the International Dylan Thomas Prize.

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