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#IndiaWales, 2017, Authors, Bee Books, British Council, Kolkata Bloggers, Kolkata Book Festival, Literature Wales, News, Parthian Books, Poetry, Wales Arts International, Wales Arts Review -

Parthian Books, Literature Wales and Wales Arts Review have teamed up with Bee Books in Kolkata, India for an exciting new collaborative new literature project between Welsh and Indian writers, entitled The Valley, The City, The Village.  Taking the title from Glyn Jones's classic novel The Valley, the City, the Village (part of our library of Wales series) the project will involve three writers from each country visiting India and Wales respectively, focusing on aspects of modern society referenced in the title and engaging with these through writing poetry, prose, blogs and stories. The project will further result in an anthology...

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2017, Authors, Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize, Missouri Review, News, Tyler Keevil -

Tyler Keevil has been announced as a winner of the Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize, in the non-fiction category. His entry, 'Swarf', is about the author's experience working in an industrial unit in Mid Wales, and an injury sustained on the jobsite. Winners receive publication in the Missouri Review, an invitation to a reception in their honour, and a cash prize of $5000. Full details about the prize are available on the Missouri Review's website. To find out more about Tyler and his award-winning writing, visit his website

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#IndiaWales, 2017, Authors, News, Poetry -

Natalie Ann Holborow's first poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself launches on Saturday at Kolkata Book Festival, the biggest book fair in the world. As part of our Wales India collaboration – Valley, City, Village – Natalie is in India for the launch, accompanied by the multi-talented artist and writer Siôn Tomos Owen and the Young People's Laureate of Wales Sophie McKeand. Siôn Tomos Owen's innovative bi-lingual collection Cawl has received rave reviews (Siôn is the presenter of the hit TV documentary programme Pobol Y Rhondda, whose second series airs in March). He will be drawing, singing and writing as part of the project. Sophie McKeand will be leading...

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2017, CBE, Dai Smith, New Year Honours -

Congratulations to author, historian and Chair of our Library of Wales series, Professor Dai Smith, who has been 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.

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