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Books, Literary Fiction, New Releases, Parthian Books, Working Class -

Working class voices are not going unnoticed. On Tuesday, Glen James Brown's debut novel Ironopolis was acclaimed as an 'extraordinary novel' in The Morning Star. Reviewer Paul Simon described the Middlesbrough-set book as 'breathtaking in its ambition and delivery.' 

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Book festival, Books, Literary Festival, Llansteffan, Parthian Books, Poetry, Poetry in Translation, Wales -

Llansteffan Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of books, stories, and poetry running from June 3rd - June 10th. We're excited by the wealth of talented writers this year, coming from as near as Cardiff and as far as Latvia. 

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Book Launch, Books, Photography, Wales, Welsh Art -

The Being Human Festival wrapped up another successful year Saturday, Nov. 25 with Bernard Mitchell's launch of 'Pieces of a Jigsaw: Portraits of Artists and Writers of Wales'. The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery held a packed room to hear Bernard's anecdotes about the great Welsh writers and artists he photographed, including Ceri Richards and Daniel Jones.  The event was a celebration of Bernard as much as it was of Welsh art and writing, with his son giving the introduction, his daughter snapping photos, and his grandson videotaping. Professor Gwyn Thomas of Swansea University, shared about the importance of Bernard's work against the...

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Books, Library of Wales, Rhondda, Wales -

Rachel Trezise's debut novel 'In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl' gets added to Library of Wales at High St. Social.

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Books, Parthian Books, Wales, Wales Book of the Year -

Alys Conran and Peter Lord won their respective categories at the 2017 Wales Book of the Year. Alys's Pigeon won three awards, including the People's Choice Award, the Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award, and the English-language Wales Book of the Year award. Her husband was carrying the trophies around afterward and I imagine his hands were getting tired.    Peter Lord meanwhile won the Creative Non-fiction Award for The Tradition, a work he was quick to point out was made possible by many including the talented book designer Olwen Fowler. Talking to Peter afterward, his passion for the art, and art specifically that...

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