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Book Tour, Brexit, New Releases, Short Stories -

Parthian, in collaboration with Literature Across Frontiers, is publishing a new Brexit anthology of European writers later this month called Zero Hours on the Boulevard: Tales of Independence and Belonging. To celebrate the publication of this new short story collection, we have scheduled four book launches in London, Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Bangor. 

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News, Short Stories, Slovak Literature, Translation -

Julia Sherwood is a renowned translator who Parthian has previously worked on with Uršuľa Kovalyk's The Equestrienne and will be again on her follow-up Night Circus and Other Stories. The most recent dividend of her effort is Into the Spotlight: New Writing from Slovakia published in English by Three String Books and translated and edited by Julia Sherwood and Magdalena Mullek. 

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Cardiff, João Morais, News, Reviews, Short Stories, Things that Make the Heart Beat Faster, travel, Wales -

‘Morais is right; if we have lived in a place long enough, we all know a Kung Fu or two. We probably know a Pavement Poet as well – highly educated immigrants who have gone through hell to get here […], only to find themselves treated with contempt by the likes of the obnoxious Jolyon […] Less familiar to some, perhaps may be the other characters that people Morais’ acutely observed stories: drug-dealers, users, people who are in- or just out-of or just-about-to-go-into-jail, rogue families, scary hardmen and vile, predatory males who present themselves as Nice Guys. […]' 'This turning-around...

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Cardiff, João Morais, Reviews, Short Stories, Wales Arts Review -

'A large part of this derives from how well crafted the characters are; Morais seems to understand that people are at their funniest when they least realise it...'  Bethan James takes a look at Joao Morais' 'accomplished, poignant and entertaining' debut short story collection, Things That Make the Heart Beat Faster for Wales Arts Review. Join us for the launch at the Roath Park pub on 11 October.  

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Author of the Month, Fiction, Library of Wales, Short Stories, Wales -

With Selected Stories, Rhys Davies further proves his indelible impact on Welsh literature, writing working class fiction about the Rhondda Valley, his home, seldom deemed worthy of literary attention before he came along.

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