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Brando's Bride, interview, News, Sarah Broughton -

This week, for her WRITERS CHAT series, Sarah Gilligan talks to author Sarah Broughton about her recent release Brando's Bride. You say several times in the book that Anna Kashfi was “both of her time and one of a kind” and that she was “a part of history and yet also extinguished from it.” Was part of your aim in writing this book to bring her – and her story – back into the folds of history and also popular culture? Did you see her as one of the forgotten women of history? This is an area I’ve always been...

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As another working year draws to a close and we turn our attention to festive things, friends and loved ones we asked some of our authors for their Parthian highlights from 2019... 'Many of my best literary moments of 2019 involve the great folks at Parthian. Discovering the fresh and exciting poems of Roberto Pastore and being thrilled to see that Kittie Beltree's brilliant collection lived up to the promise of the great poems I had seen by her. Kate Noakes's erudite work for Poetry Wales, and the contributions of a range of Parthian writers to an anthology of young...

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Fiction, Glen James Brown, Ironopolis, News, Parthian Books, Portico Prize, shortlist -

Glen James Brown's tremendous novel, Ironopolis, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Portico Prize, we found out today! With the Orwell shortlisting in the summer, we'll soon be running out of space on the cover for all the award stickers! All at Parthian are so proud of Glen - huge congratulations to him. You can read more about the Portico here.

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News, Poetry, poets, Translation, writing -

HomeAs if we would never arrive,we check our watches and connections.So many elsewheres as wewalk into abandoned roomsthat somehow have forgotten us.A window propped, half-openon a garden, stares. A birdas if to say, you’re here,glances its wings against the blueso far away, then becomes invisible.How they call to us, the lost places.Now I carry my life, as a snail might,slipping across grass and stone:the shrugged contours of her shell’s light spiral,the glistening of her bridal train.Like a half-remembered song,marking us, making us,words call us back, they call us on.To know the world in another languageis to never know the world...

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Fiction, News, Parthian Books, Reviews, The Night Circus, Translation, Women in Translation -

Uršuľa Kovalyk's short story collection, The Night Circus and Other Stories, has been on a whirlwind tour of Britain this autumn, and collected reviews from far and wide. Feminist, poignant, vividly imaginative, it was described by European Literature Network thus: "A strongly feminist perspective expresses itself in the way such longings materialise, often independently of a woman’s consciousness, in dreamlike experiences presented as real – full of vibrant colour and luscious sensuousness, where women are literally rejuvenated." The London Magazine applauded the richness of Kovalyk's prose and themes: "Kovalyk is striking in the boldness of her imagination: we encounter cute and...

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