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Cartoons, Cawl, Essays, News, Poems, Rhondda, S4C, Short Story, Siôn Tomos Owen, TV, Wales -

The second series of Pobol y Rhondda, presented by Siôn Tomos Owen starts this Thursday 23 March at 21:30 on S4C exploring the Rhondda Valley and its people. The series will feature the book launch of Cawl – Siôn Tomos Owen's anthology of short stories, poems and essays.

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Dai Smith, Edge Hill Prize 2017, News, Short Story -

Congratulations to Dai Smith, longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017 for All That Lies Beneath/What I Know I Cannot Say.

The list of 40 books includes well established authors such as Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Susan Hill (The Woman in Black) and Helen Oyeyemi (Boy, Snow, Bird) as well as up-and-coming writers. The winner, to be announced at Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, will receive a £10,000 prize.

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Alys Conran, Books, Dylan Thomas Prize, Fiction, news, Parthian Books, Pigeon, Pijin, Women in Translation -

Congratulations to Alys Conran whose debut novel Pigeon is one of 12 books by writers aged 39 and under longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017. 'An exquisite novel by a great new writer' – M.J Hyland Two New York Times bestsellers and the winner of the 2016 Waterstones Book of the Year are among 12 books on the longlist for the £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize in partnership with Swansea University.  Awarded for the best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under, the prize is named after the Swansea-born writer, Dylan...

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Author of the Month, Feb 2017, Kolkata Bloggers, Kolkata Book Festival, News, Poetry -

Natalie Ann Holborow is a Swansea-born writer of poetry and fiction. In 2015, she won both the Terry Hetherington Award and the Robin Reeves Prize, and in 2016 was named as runner-up in the Wales PENCymru New Voices Award. She has been recommended and shortlisted for various others including the Bridport Prize and Hippocrates Prize. Natalie’s work has recently appeared in The Stinging Fly and the New Welsh Review.  Her debut poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself is due to be published with Parthian in March 2017. The poems in this collection explore what it means to be human: where the mythological meets the modern, where...

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#IndiaWales, 2017, Authors, Bee Books, British Council, Kolkata Bloggers, Kolkata Book Festival, Literature Wales, News, Parthian Books, Poetry, Wales Arts International, Wales Arts Review -

Parthian Books, Literature Wales and Wales Arts Review have teamed up with Bee Books in Kolkata, India for an exciting new collaborative new literature project between Welsh and Indian writers, entitled The Valley, The City, The Village.  Taking the title from Glyn Jones's classic novel The Valley, the City, the Village (part of our library of Wales series) the project will involve three writers from each country visiting India and Wales respectively, focusing on aspects of modern society referenced in the title and engaging with these through writing poetry, prose, blogs and stories. The project will further result in an anthology...

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