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Alys Conran, Hay Festival, News, Pigeon, Pijin -

Alys Conran, author of Pigeon, from North Wales has been named recipient of the Cymrawd Rhyngwladol Cymru Greadigol Gwyl y Gelli / Hay Festival Creative Wales International Fellowship for 2019-2020.

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Alys Conran, Berlin, Events, Germany, Literature Wales, Pigeon, Welsh Culture -

Literature Wales is leading a celebration of Welsh Literature in Germany with a visit by award-winning Parthian author Alys Conran to Berlin this week. During her visit, Alys will take part in two events - one with students of the Master in British Studies course Humboldt University (who have studied Pigeon), as well as a discussion and reading of both Pigeon and her new novel Dignity (W&N, 2019) open to the public. (25th June, 5pm, Centre for British Studies. Full details can be found here.) The trip takes place with support from British Council Wales’ Wales Europe 2019-20 Fund and will also kick-off wider international projects centred around the...

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competition, Literature Wales, WBOTY19 -

At Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 20 June, Literature Wales announced that Cardiff-based poet Ailbhe Darcy is the winner of the Wales Book of the Year Award 2019 for her striking collection, Insistence (Bloodaxe Books). Ailbhe Darcy first took to the stage to collect the Roland Mathias Poetry Award, before returning to be crowned winner of the overall title Wales Book of the Year 2019 and receiving a total prize of £4,000 and a specially commissioned trophy, designed and created by the artist Angharad Pearce Jones. The prize was presented to Ailbhe by Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University. The Wales Arts Review People’s Choice Prize was awarded to Jonathan...

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Art, Brenda Chamberlain, Greece, Library of Wales, Poetry, Ydra -

The writer and artist Brenda Chamberlain lived on the Greek islands during the 1960s. This week, the writer and traveller Brenda Squires visited Ydra and helped with Parthian’s international distribution by calling into the bookshop and newsagents on Odoz N. Votsi street just up from the harbour with a few copies of Brenda Chamberlain’s memoir of island life A Rope of Vines: A Journal from a Greek Island, first published in 1965, now republished in the Library of Wales series. Brenda Squires, also an artist, has been working on a series of paintings of contemporary island life in her journal of...

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Kate North, Mari Ellis Dunning, poetry, Poetry Wales, Review, Rhian Elizabeth, Rhys Owain Williams, Salacia, That Lone Ship, the last polar bear on earth, The Way Out, Wales Book of the Year -

Our four poetry titles, released as a series in October 2018, have all been favourably reviewed by Gareth Leaman in the latest issue of Poetry Wales.  'The most emotively immediate of the four, Mari Ellis Dunning's Salacia brings to life a world in which Welsh women do not write their own stories, but rather have stories written upon them. We encounter rarely heard voices from the history and mythos of Wales and beyond, with an intense focus on the struggle of ensuring these voices ever reach an audience, achieved through an acute sense of the literal physical pressures of misogynistic...

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