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As spring begins it's the perfect time to make some progress on your reading challenge goals! Here at Parthian we've got some recommendations from our newest titles: Natalie Ann Holborow's recently released debut poetry collection, And Suddenly You Find Yourself, provides an exploration of what it means to be human. Begin your spring by delving into a world where the mythological meets the modern, and fairytales collide with family, fear and revenge.If a critically-acclaimed novel is more your style, Alys Conran's novel Pigeon, which was recently longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017, is available to order. Called 'An...

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Cartoons, Cawl, Essays, News, Poems, Rhondda, S4C, Short Story, Siôn Tomos Owen, TV, Wales -

The second series of Pobol y Rhondda, presented by Siôn Tomos Owen starts this Thursday 23 March at 21:30 on S4C exploring the Rhondda Valley and its people. The series will feature the book launch of Cawl – Siôn Tomos Owen's anthology of short stories, poems and essays.

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Dai Smith, Edge Hill Prize 2017, News, Short Story -

Congratulations to Dai Smith, longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017 for All That Lies Beneath/What I Know I Cannot Say.

The list of 40 books includes well established authors such as Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Susan Hill (The Woman in Black) and Helen Oyeyemi (Boy, Snow, Bird) as well as up-and-coming writers. The winner, to be announced at Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, will receive a £10,000 prize.

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E-books, Ece Temelkuran, International Women's Day, Natalie Ann Holborow -

To mark International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the variety of female voices published by Parthian, both from Wales and the world at large, and bringing to the forefront books by great women, about great women, and the struggles and complexities they face in trying to articulate their own place in the world. They range from established classics to important works by contemporary female authors.                 Three poets make their debuts with Parthian in 2017. First, Natalie Ann Holborow’s And Suddenly You Find Yourself, an exploration of human nature and a haunting mix of love,...

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Natalie Ann Holborow, poetry, poets -

Natalie Ann Holborow's debut poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself was recently released launched at the Kolkata Book Fair in India, the biggest book fair in the world, where Holborow has been taking part in The Valley, The City, The Village project. As part of this project, Welsh and Indian writers are travelling between the two countries, engaging with newly discovered cultures through writing poetry, prose, blogs and stories. Contributions will result in an anthology featuring all writers combined, due to be published by Parthian in 2018. The poems in Holborow's new collection explore what it means to be human: where the...

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