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Heike Reissig wins prestigious ‘Auf geht's!’ grant to translate Richard Owain Roberts’ Hello Friend We Missed You
Team Parthian is excited to share some fantastic news! Internationally acclaimed German translator Heike Reissig has won the ‘Auf geht's!’ (‘Let's go!’) scholarship which will enable her to translate Hello Friend We Missed You by Richard Owain Roberts, the winner of The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2020. Hello Friend We Missed You is a poignant and comic novel about loneliness, Netflix, existing, rural life, money, Jack Black, and learning to live in the least excruciating way possible. Amy Lloyd believes that 'he could be the voice of our generation, I hope people are reading.' The ‘Auf geht's!’ (‘Let's go!’)...
Team Parthian are thrilled to see Richard Owain Roberts on the prestigious 'Not the Booker 2020' shortlist today, with his debut novel Hello Friend We Missed You! Thanks to all the voters who helped get him there, it's wonderful to see a book from an independent publishing house make a shortlist like this. You can read more about the prize and what happens next here. And of course you can order Richard's novel from our website, and see what all the well-deserved fuss is about!
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.
Congratulations to all the overall winners and shortlisted writers of the PENfro Festival Writing Awards. They will all be published in the inaugural Penfro Festival anthology Heartland, which will be launched on Saturday 12 October at PENfro Festival at lunchtime, with judges Rhiannon Hooson and Niall Griffiths present. We really hope to see you there! The overall winner of the Short Story Prize, Richard Owain Roberts, will be releasing his debut novel Hello Friend We Missed You through us in May 2020 and his debut short story collection All The Places We Lived is available from our online store. Richard won for his story...