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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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2017, Authors, Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize, Missouri Review, News, Tyler Keevil -

Tyler Keevil has been announced as a winner of the Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize, in the non-fiction category. His entry, 'Swarf', is about the author's experience working in an industrial unit in Mid Wales, and an injury sustained on the jobsite. Winners receive publication in the Missouri Review, an invitation to a reception in their honour, and a cash prize of $5000. Full details about the prize are available on the Missouri Review's website. To find out more about Tyler and his award-winning writing, visit his website

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#IndiaWales, 2017, Authors, News, Poetry -

Natalie Ann Holborow's first poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself launches on Saturday at Kolkata Book Festival, the biggest book fair in the world. As part of our Wales India collaboration – Valley, City, Village – Natalie is in India for the launch, accompanied by the multi-talented artist and writer Siôn Tomos Owen and the Young People's Laureate of Wales Sophie McKeand. Siôn Tomos Owen's innovative bi-lingual collection Cawl has received rave reviews (Siôn is the presenter of the hit TV documentary programme Pobol Y Rhondda, whose second series airs in March). He will be drawing, singing and writing as part of the project. Sophie McKeand will be leading...

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Events, News -

The Carnival is a new pop-up bookshop in the centre of Cardiff that will provide an unrivalled selection of books from leading writers such as Rachel Trezise, Owen Sheers, Tristan Hughes, Cynan Jones, Deborah Kay Davies, Angela V. John, Dai Smith, John Harrison, Malachy Doyle, Wil Roberts, Horatio Claire, Alys Conran, Stevie Davies, Norman Schwenk, and Peter Lord. As well as exciting new voices such as Siôn Tomos Owen, Rebecca F. John, Gwenno Dafydd, Michael Oliver- Semenov, Gary Raymond, Mark Blayney, Susmita Bhattarcharya, Natalie Ann Holborow, Huw Davies and Eloise Williams, Nick Fisk and Dan Tyte.

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News, US Election -

Despite calling Mexican immigrant 'rapists.' Despite the obviously ridiculous idea of building a wall along the border of Mexico. Despite paying no taxes. Despite saying the Chinese made up climate change. Despite bilking contractors – small business owners he allegedly champions – who work on his hotels. Despite saying about women that he would 'grab them by the pussy.' Despite, despite, despite. 

Trump will be the American president. 

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