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Bad Ideas\Chemicals, Events, Interviews, Lloyd Markham, The Cardiff Review, writing -

I think around the time I first started reading, really. Though the seeds were perhaps planted even earlier. When my dad would read me bedtime stories as a child he would often change things to amuse himself—inserting rude jokes and non-sequiturs into otherwise innocent books and fables. Eventually, I wanted to join in on the fun. I would wrestle the books away from him and declare, "No! It didn’t go like that, Dad. It went like this!"

Funny as it is to think about it now, those early experiences with my father probably put the idea into my head that I could make up stories too. 

What I’m saying is I blame my father for everything. 

Read the interview in full on the Cardiff Review website

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Books Without Borders Bookclub, Events, London, Parthian Books, Women Who Blow on Knots -

The following guest post is provided by Claire Houguez, former Parthian staff, who attended the Books Without Borders Bookclub event in London. I take the lift up to the fifteenth floor of Saint Georges Hotel. It’s apt that we’re meeting here because, as is gleefully noted by organiser Philip, a hotel of the same name is referenced in The Women Who Blow on Knots, the book we’re here to discuss. Philip is already seated at the reserved table when I arrive and he greets me with fresh coffee. We marvel at the scenic cityscape through the large windows. Philip started...

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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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Eleni Cay, Events, July 2017, Poems, Poetry, poets -

Eleni Cay will be launching her newly-translated poetry collection A Butterfly's Tremblings in the Digital Age at Books Upstairs, Dublin's best Independent bookshop. Eleni will be giving readings alongside John Minahane, who translated her poetry from the original Slovak. The launch will take place on July 4th, 6pm with free entry.       Watch Eleni perform 'Open Grove': A Butterfly's Tremblings in the Digital Age is the first full poetry collection from Eleni Cay, a poet born in Martin, northern Slovakia, and currently resident in the UK. The book speaks to the poet's own (young) generation about how technology affords new ways...

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2017, Events, Parthian Books, Wales -

This past weekend (8-11 June) was a big one for Hilly Janes and her book Ugly, Lovely: Dylan Thomas’ Swansea and Carmarthenshire of the 1950’s in pictures with four events offering insights into the beautiful, nostalgic volume.

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