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2019, Events, News, Slovak Literature, Translation -

This year marks 30 years since the Velvet Revolution of Slovakia, and 26 since it gained independence. In the UK, much of Slovakia's rich and fascinating culture remains untapped, and we agree that this needs changing. Having published Uršuľa Kovalyk’s brilliant collection The Night Circus and other stories earlier this year, we are thrilled to take part in a UK-wide events programme celebrating Slovak arts and literature.

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Cardiff, Events, News, Poetry -

There was a great feature on J.Brookes' Selected Poems: Hymns Ancient & Modern in the Western Mail on Saturday. Here are some of his answers for the piece:  Tell me a bit about how and why you became a poet? 'In the 50s my father had an EP record called Red Bird, the poems of Christopher Logue, read by the poet to the jazz of the Tony Kinsey Quintet, and these, titles like "Drunk as drunk on Turpentine" and "Blue Shoes" seemed very exciting and beautiful. Then, later, when I was a teen, "The Mersey Sound", a collection by Adrien...

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Alys Conran, Berlin, Events, Germany, Literature Wales, Pigeon, Welsh Culture -

Literature Wales is leading a celebration of Welsh Literature in Germany with a visit by award-winning Parthian author Alys Conran to Berlin this week. During her visit, Alys will take part in two events - one with students of the Master in British Studies course Humboldt University (who have studied Pigeon), as well as a discussion and reading of both Pigeon and her new novel Dignity (W&N, 2019) open to the public. (25th June, 5pm, Centre for British Studies. Full details can be found here.) The trip takes place with support from British Council Wales’ Wales Europe 2019-20 Fund and will also kick-off wider international projects centred around the...

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competition, Events, New writing, News, PENfro, Writing competition -

Now in its ninth year, the PENfro Book Festival has announced exciting new plans for its annual writing competitions. We’ve teamed up with the festival so that for the first time, the winning entries – the top twenty-one poems and the top twelve stories – will each be published in celebratory anthologies! 

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Aled Smith, Book Launch, Events, Lloyd Markham, News, Richard Gwyn -

This week, we launched two books with a buzzing event at the Roath Park Pub in Cardiff: debut novel Leading to Texas-2 by Aled Smith, and Richard Gwyn's anticipated The Blue Tent

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