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2017, Author of the Month, Authors, Bernard Mitchell -

Last month we released Bernard's photography collection Pieces of a Jigsaw: Portraits of Artists and Writers of Wales, and this month we want to showcase him and his amazing work! Bernard Mitchell was born in Morriston, Swansea, in 1947. His interest in photography began at junior school with a cardboard pinhole camera. The present of a Kodak127 and various cameras throughout school helped him develop his knowledge and interest in the fundamentals of photography. After leaving school, he studied photography at the Berkshire college of art Reading Before joining Thomson Regional Newspapers as an indentured photojournalist. Following a long career in newspapers,...

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2017, Reviews, Seven Days, Wales Arts Review -

'Seven Days: A Pyrenean Adventure by Nathan Munday is an exhilarating read, beautifully written by an author of genuine originality. Munday’s debut announces him as a exciting and genre bridging author.' – Cynan Llwyd admires Nathan Munday's debut on Wales Arts Review 

Nathan Munday’s Seven Days is a story of adventure and spirituality as father and son travel the 'Rue du Bonjour' across the pilgrim route of the high Pyrenees. It is a journey with a writer grappling with some of the questions of modern life, his love for the mountains, his beliefs and aspirations and examples set both by his father and the enigmatic fellow traveller they meet in a remote auberge who comes to symbolise and shadow their sojourn, a man he nicknames Hemingway, although he is neither a writer nor an American. Read an extract on Wales Arts Review.

Join us in Cardiff for Book Launch: Nathan Munday – Seven Days on 14 November, The City Parish of St John the Baptist, 7pm.

Free entry and tea or mulled wine.

Buy Seven Days for £8.99 from our online shop

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2017, Ece Temelkuran, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Events, News, Parthian Books, Tendai Huchu, Women in Translation -

By Parthian intern Julia Bradley   This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited along on a Parthian trip up to Scotland, alongside Maria and Shona. The purpose of the trip was to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival (12-28th August) and to support author Ece Temelkuran in promoting her book Women Who Blow on Knots. What followed was a whirlwind few days of meeting authors, exploring the city, and experiencing some of the varied performance offerings from the fringe festival.   We began our trek up to Edinburgh on Thursday, and took a seven-and-a-half hour train journey north from Swansea, reaching...

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2017, August 2017, Author of the Month, Bad Ideas\Chemicals, Lloyd Markham, Parthian Books -

As his debut novel, Bad Ideas\Chemicals, was released last month, Lloyd Markham is our Author of the Month for August.   About Lloyd: Lloyd was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, before he and his family moved and settled in Bridgend, South Wales. He describes his teenage years as ‘miserable and strange and consisting of bad nights out’ before he embarked upon a degree in Creative Writing at the then University of Glamorgan, which is now the University of South Wales. Lloyd also earned an MPhil from the University of South Wales. He enjoys noise music, Japanese animation and the documentaries...

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2017, Author of the Month, Authors, Fiction, Parthian Books, Women in Translation -

Uršuľa Kovalyk is a poet, fiction writer, playwright and social worker. She was born in 1969 in Košice, eastern Slovakia and currently lives in the capital, Bratislava. She has worked for a women's non-profit focusing on women's rights and currently works for the NGO Against the Current, which helps homeless people. Kovalyk is the director of the Theatre With No Home, which features homeless and disabled actors. She has published plays, short stories and novels, and was shortlisted for the Anasoft Litera 2014 for Krasojazdkyña (The Equestrienne). I lived several lives in the brief instant before my feet touched the ground. The music stopped....

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