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Authors, Books, Interviews, Jack Smylie Wild, News, Parthian Books, Riverwise -

Ahead of the September publication of Riverwise, Jack Smylie Wild's poetic volume of slow river prose, he was interviewed by Glen Peters of Rhosygilwen. In this short and lovely video, Jack talks about his Ceredigion roots and the inspiration for his fascination with the Teifi, and offers a couple of readings from the book. You can see the interview here. And copies of Riverwise, due out on September 1st, can be pre-ordered here.  

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Brando's Bride, Literature Wales, News, Parthian Books, Sarah Broughton, shortlist, Wales Book of the Year -

Team Parthian have exciting news! We're thrilled to announce that Sarah Broughton is on the shortlist for Literature Wales's prestigious Wales Book of the Year Award with Brando's Bride, her fascinating and critically acclaimed true story of Anna Kashfi's marriage to Marlon Brando.   Described by Buzz Magazine as “glamorous and gritty by turns ... an absorbing and entirely fascinating read", and chosen as a Daily Mail Book of the Week (“There will not be a better written, more understanding and forensically researchedbiography published this year.” – Daily Mail), Brando's Bride has been a hit across the globe. The overall...

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Christina Thatcher, Essays, News, Parthian Books, Poems, poets, Wales Arts Review, writing, Zoë Brigley -

Sydney Whiteside, for the Wales Arts Review, takes an indepth look at the writings of Christina Thatcher (How to Carry Fire) and Zoë Brigley (Notes from a Swing State), finding cultural depths and resonances as an American living in Wales. "Both Christina Thatcher’s How to Carry Fire and Zoë Brigley’s Notes from a Swing State are born of trans-Atlantic origins. Writing between Wales and America, though in opposite directions, Thatcher and Brigley speak of both countries with spellbinding precision and depth. As someone inhabiting a similar position, reading these works was both a joy and an inspiration." You can read...

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Debut novel, Hello Friend We Missed You, News, Parthian Books, Richard Owain Roberts, Translation, Writers in Translation -

We are delighted to announce the Serbian translation rights for Hello Friend We Missed You, the debut novel by Richard Owain Roberts. In a first for Parthian, the rights have been secured in advance of the original English language publication and will see Roberts follow Jarett Kobek, Ben Lerner and Miranda July as the latest English-language novelist to have his work translated into Serbian.Selected by The Irish Times as one of its books to look out for in 2020, Hello Friend We Missed You is a deeply poignant and bleakly comic novel about loneliness, the ‘violent revenge thriller’ category on...

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Books, E-books, Fiction, News, Parthian Books -

We might have had to push back the publication date of our forthcoming titles because of you-know-what, but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy working on getting them out into the world on e-book. Hello Friend We Missed You by Richard Owain Roberts ("This is so, so good." Niall Griffiths), Shattercone by the award-winning writer Tristan Hughes, and The Road to Zarauz by Sam Adams (“A haunting meditation on memory and loss that takes the reader on a summer road trip to a vanished Spain." Richard Gwyn) are all available on e-book now!

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