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Parthian’s Carnival Bookshop at Chapter, Cardiff, 16 December

Parthian’s Carnival Bookshop at Chapter, Cardiff, 16 December

Foyer, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Saturday 16 December, 9am – 6pm

Parthian's Carnival Bookshop will pop up at Chapter for one day only this festive season, selling award winning contemporary and classic writing from Wales and the world. As well as our Wales Book of the Year 2017 winners (Alys Conran's debut novel Pigeon and Peter Lord's The Tradition: A New History of Welsh Art) we will have a fine selection of our favourite titles from the last 25 years in independent publishing in Wales.

Central to our mission is our belief in the power of a great book, and what we publish reflects a diverse and contemporary Wales that casts a keen eye on the wider world. Exciting, vibrant, surprising, relevant and original... in recent years, our authors have garnered critical acclaim and prestigious accolades including The Dylan Thomas Prize, The Betty Trask, the Wales Book of the Year, the Orange Futures Award, The Rhys Davies Prize, the Journey Prize, the Edge Hill Readers' Award and The Stonewall Award.

So whether you are looking for a gift for some special or for yourself come and look at the selection of fiction, travel, modern Welsh history, memoir, poetry as well as world literature in translation we have to offer from leading writers such as Rachel Trezise, Tristan Hughes, Deborah Kay Davies, Lewis Davies, Angela V. John, Dai Smith, John Harrison, Wil Roberts, Stevie Davies, Norman Schwenk, and Peter Lord. As well as exciting new and emerging voices such as Siôn Tomos Owen, Susie Wild, Ece Temelkuran, Rebecca F. John, Nathan Munday, Sophie McKeand, Christina Thatcher, Lloyd Markham, Gary Raymond, Mark Blayney, Natalie Ann Holborow, Huw Lewis, Biddy Wells, Eloise Williams and Nick Fisk.

Also, there will be a selection from the classics of Welsh literature including Raymond Williams' Border Country, Kate Robert's Feet in Chains, Dannie Abse's Goodbye Twentieth Century and Leonora Brito's Dat's Love.