Sydney Whiteside, for the Wales Arts Review, takes an indepth look at the writings of Christina Thatcher (How to Carry Fire) and Zoë Brigley (Notes from a Swing State), finding cultural depths and resonances as an American living in Wales.
'Both Christina Thatcher’s How to Carry Fire and Zoë Brigley’s Notes from a Swing State are born of trans-Atlantic origins. Writing between Wales and America, though in opposite directions, Thatcher and Brigley speak of both countries with spellbinding precision and depth. As someone inhabiting a similar position, reading these works was both a joy and an inspiration.'
You can read the full article here.
And both books are available to buy on our website - link here.
We are delighted to announce the Serbian translation rights for Hello Friend We Missed You, the debut novel by Richard Owain Roberts.
In a first for Parthian, the rights have been secured in advance of the original English language publication and will see Roberts follow Jarett Kobek, Ben Lerner and Miranda July as the latest English-language novelist to have his work translated into Serbian.
Sophie McKeand, whose poetry collection Rebel Sun was published by Parthian in 2017 to great critical acclaim ('Sophie McKeand's Rebel Sun is no dying star, but a fiery tour de force, full of surreal and ingenious imagery.' – Planet) has taken to Instagram TV to perform her poems.
You can watch them here.
And you can order the collection here.
'The dry rustle of hands shoved into coat pockets is an act of protection, hugs are replaced by nervous nods, and to step out into the crisp sunshine more than once is to break the law. Social media is a flickering buzz of news articles, virus-related memes, and screenshots of Zoom meetings, a glass of stockpiled Chablis tilted wryly towards the camera. The line graph of confirmed cases skews alarmingly upwards. 'We are living in strange and unexpectedly challenging times. In between breaking news updates and frightening Covid-19 statistics, there is a sudden influx of articles trying to get us...