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#IndiaWales, 2017, Alys Conran, April 2017, Author of the Month, Authors, Bee Books, Books, Fiction, IDTP17, Literature Wales, Parthian Books, Parthian Europa Carnivale, Poetry, Women in Translation -

Alys Conran is based in North Wales, where she writes fiction and poetry. Her debut novel Pigeon is one of 6 books by writers aged 39 and under shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017. 'An exquisite novel by a great new writer' – M.J Hyland   Last year a Welsh language adaptation of Pigeon (Pijin by Sian Northey) was published at the same time as the English original. This year Pigeon will be released in India by Bee Books. Alys Conran's short fiction has been placed in the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize. She completed her MA in Creative Writing at Manchester, graduating with distinction,...

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Natalie Ann Holborow's debut poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself was recently released launched at the Kolkata Book Fair in India, the biggest book fair in the world, where Holborow has been taking part in The Valley, The City, The Village project. As part of this project, Welsh and Indian writers are travelling between the two countries, engaging with newly discovered cultures through writing poetry, prose, blogs and stories. Contributions will result in an anthology featuring all writers combined, due to be published by Parthian in 2018. The poems in Holborow's new collection explore what it means to be human: where the...

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#IndiaWales, 2017, crowdfunder, poetry, poets, RebelSun, socialism, starlings, Wales, writing, Young People's Laureate -

In the holy city of Varanasi the waxing moon is a hammock and I am Alice, fallen down the rabbit-hole into an oddly strange-yet-familiar land where sacred bulls wade freely through tight alleys because they are a living representation of Nandi who serves the god Shiva. I wake in darkness at 5.30am to rolling bells and a woman chanting through loudspeakers. Men dressed in red robes weave fire torches before The Ganges as the sun rises in answer to their summons. We climb through this liminal space onto a rowing boat where the crease of oars counts time along the...

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#IndiaWales, 2017, crowdfunder, poetry, poets, RebelSun, socialism, starlings, Wales, Young People's Laureate -

Today we launch our 2017 crowdfunder for a new poetry collection of starlings and socialism in praise of the Rebel Sun. Sophie McKeand is an award-winning poet from north Wales with a love for exploring different ways to create poetry. Following the success of our 2016 crowdfunder for Cawl by Siôn Tomos Owen, this crowdfunder is to raise funds to cover production costs through pre-orders for a beautifully produced hardback first edition of Sophie's first full collection Rebel Sun with additional perks from arty postcards to live recordings or a spoken word gig in your own house!  Young People's Laureate Wales April 2016 – 2018Winner of the Out...

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