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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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2019, Haydar Ergülen, News, Poetry, Selected Poems, Translation, Turkey -

We are so pleased to be launching Haydar Ergülen's Selected Poems, Pomegranate Garden with UK launch events planned in London, Cardiff and Oxford  this month (22 - 25 November). Haydar is one of the most prominent poets writing in Turkey today. Author of more than a dozen books of poetry and another dozen of essays, his work is only beginning to appear in English and this selected works will change his reach significantly. His most recent book is Öyle Küçük Şeyler (Kırmızı Kedi, 2016). He lives in Istanbul. The poetry of Haydar Ergülen unquestionably draws upon and expresses many of the basic...

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Christina Thatcher, How to Carry Fire, News, Poems, Poetry, poets -

Read 3 poems from Christina's forthcoming 2020 poetry collection How to Carry Fire including the title poem on Anthropocene.   Conjure every fire you have ever read about— London’s gutting, Brisbane’s breadless   factory, Boston’s burning. Remember your aching home, the leftovers   of your childhood journals flaking in the hot shell of your bedroom.   Christina Thatcher is a Creative Writing Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her work has featured in over 40 publications including The London Magazine, Planet Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and more. Her first collection, More than you were, was published by Parthian Books in 2017...

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