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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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News, Reviews, The Night Circus, Women in Translation -

'Kovalyk’s vision is startlingly original. She interweaves elements of magic realism and the supernatural into her fables with terrific effect.' Lucy Popescu reviews the short story collection The Night Circus for BookBlast. ABOUT THE BOOK: ‘...riotous, funny and painful’ - European Literature Network on Kovalyk Europa Carnivale series title Creative Europe award title Shortlisted author for Slovakia’s prestigious Anasoft Litera Award Bibliotéka Prize winning author, 2013 I found him one morning when I went to take out the rubbish. He lay in the grass, clutching a piece of dirty plastic in his tiny baby hands. Blending the naturalistic and the fabulistic, these elusive,...

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Edinburgh, Erig Ngalle, News, Radical Book Fair -

A few snaps for you from Eric Ngalle's recent appearance at Edinbugh's Radical Book Fair. You can buy his memoir I, Eric Ngalle from our online shop or order it in from your favourite bookshop.  Images by Andrew Scott   Eric Ngalle was born in Cameroon. After nearly a decade seeking sanctuary as a refugee, he eventually reached south Wales, where he studied modern history and popular culture at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In addition to being featured at Hay Festival and BBC, Eric earned a place to start an MA in creative writing at Cardiff University.

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Fantasy, Interviews, Jodie Bond, News, Review, The Vagabond King, Wales -

'A gripping fantasy debut... If you're hungry for a new epic fantasy series, the debut novel from Jodie Bond might be just what you need, writes Jenny White' in the Western Mail on Saturday. Buy The Vagabond King from our online shop More about Jodie

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