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Books, Cardiff, Diverse Wales, Leonora Brito, Library of Wales, Reviews, Short Story, Tiger Bay, Wales, Wales Arts Review -

'Dat’s Love creates an enduring impression of a contemporary Welsh literary giant in-the-making. Through her extant body of short stories, we can only begin to acknowledge the loss of a prodigious literary artist with a breathtaking imagination who was only just warming up. Her depictions of the bustling and multicultural Tiger Bay and Cardiff, and its inhabitants – especially the African diaspora community – are invaluable. Each reading of the collection reveals something new and continues to leave the reader stunned at the nimble skill of Brito’s writing – that deservedly won her the Rhys Davies Short Story Award in...

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

Ece Temelkuran was born in 1973 and is a Turkish writer, journalist and political commentator. She has written various columns which have been published in leading international newspapers such as the Guardian and Le Monde. Her work has not gone unnoticed: in 2001 she received the Pen for Peace Award and in 2009 she received the Free Thought and Democracy Award. Her work often tackles subjects like the Kurdish and Armenian questions, the women's movement, and political prisoners, which are all highly controversial topics in her homeland of Turkey. Her criticism of the Turkish government eventually led to her dismissal...

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2017, April 2017, Authors, Bookfair, Books, Events, festival, Fiction, international, Internship Blog, Literature Wales, Llandeilo, Poetry, Wales, writing -

As a Parthian intern, I recently had the opportunity to attend the Llandeilo Book Festival on 29 April. Being the first literary event I've attended during my time with Parthian, it was not only a great chance to learn more about Parthian’s publications but also provided me with the possibility of meeting other publishers, both from other publishing houses as well as self-publishing authors.If you were at the book fair, you may have seen me on the Parthian/Library of Wales stall in the Civic Hall with other Parthian colleagues, promoting our collections and selling a wide range of literary delights from...

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#IndiaWales, 2017, Alys Conran, April 2017, Author of the Month, Authors, Bee Books, Books, Fiction, IDTP17, Literature Wales, Parthian Books, Parthian Europa Carnivale, Poetry, Women in Translation -

Alys Conran is based in North Wales, where she writes fiction and poetry. Her debut novel Pigeon is one of 6 books by writers aged 39 and under shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017. 'An exquisite novel by a great new writer' – M.J Hyland   Last year a Welsh language adaptation of Pigeon (Pijin by Sian Northey) was published at the same time as the English original. This year Pigeon will be released in India by Bee Books. Alys Conran's short fiction has been placed in the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize. She completed her MA in Creative Writing at Manchester, graduating with distinction,...

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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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