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Hello Friend We Missed You, Richard Owain Roberts, Translation, Women in Translation, WomenInTranslation, Writers in Translation -

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!’)...

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Brexit, international, novella, Politics, Press, Rachel Tresize, Translation, Translations, Women in Translation, WomenInTranslation, Writers in Translation -

Parthian Books has signed a rights deal for the translation of Easy Meat into Danish with the publisher Forlaget mellemgaard of Odense, Denmark.

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Alena Mornštajnová, Awards, EBRD Literature Prize 2021, Hana, Longlisted, Women in Translation, Writers in Translation -

Team Parthian are delighted to announce that Hana, Alena Mornštajnová’s gripping novel, superbly translated from Czech by Julia and Peter Sherwood, has been longlisted for the EBRD Literature Prize 2021! Announcing the longlist of ten, Toby Lichtig, Chair of the Judges, said: "Given the diversity of territories covered by the EBRD, it is perhaps unsurprising how varied and culturally rich this longlist is, both thematically and stylistically ... Each book is unique, each translation brilliantly realised.” Described as "a shattering book" by Niall Griffiths in Planet magazine, and previous winner of the Czech National Book Award, Hana is based on real...

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Debut novel, Hello Friend We Missed You, News, Parthian Books, Richard Owain Roberts, Translation, Writers in Translation -

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.

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London, Parthian Europa Carnivale, Poetry, Poetry in Translation, pop-up festival, Susie Wild, Translation, Wales, WomenInTranslation, Writers in Translation -

Join us for an afternoon of poetry from Wales and the World at The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London Fitzrovia. We will be featuring poets with links to London and Wales and poetry in translation published by Parthian Books and their friends.

Poets performing include Eleni Cay (A Butterfly's Trembling in the Digital Age, Parthian, 2017), Rebecca Parfitt (The Days After, Listen Softly London, 2017), and Tracey Rhys (Teaching a Bird to Sing, Green Bottle Press, 2016).

The event will be hosted by London-born, Cardiff-based poet Susie Wild, who will also be reading from her new collection Better Houses.

Poets/ translators wishing to read at the Poetry in Translation open mic should email susie@parthianbooks.com

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