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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.Selected by The Irish Times as one of its books to look out for in 2020, Hello Friend We Missed You is a deeply poignant and bleakly comic novel about loneliness, the ‘violent revenge thriller’ category on...

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Books, Jack Smylie Wild, Parthian Books, Riverwise, writing -

Jack Smylie Wild's beautiful book of slow river prose, centred around afon Teifi, has received a wonderful endorsement from Miriam Darlington, the best-selling author of Owl Sense and Otter Country. She had this to say: "Jack is a wonderful writer - his voice is wonderful company - tender, thoughtful, profound yet understated, never self-indulgent. It is so hard to achieve this balance - and this writing, like a first chapbook or collection of poems brings a lovely voice into the world, subtle yet powerful. I felt taken by the hand and swept on the current to the wildest secret places of...

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A Raid Over Berlin, Authors, Books, Parthian Books, VE Day -

Exciting news! The One Show have been back in touch with John Martin, the 98-year-old author of the best-selling war memoir A Raid over Berlin, and will be rescreening the interview with him that first appeared in November 2018 this Friday, 8th May, to celebrate VE Day. Not only that but they revisited him last week (socially distanced, of course) and will also be showing that follow-up interview. So tune in at 7pm on Friday!

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Books, E-books, Fiction, News, Parthian Books -

We might have had to push back the publication date of our forthcoming titles because of you-know-what, but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy working on getting them out into the world on e-book. Hello Friend We Missed You by Richard Owain Roberts ("This is so, so good." Niall Griffiths), Shattercone by the award-winning writer Tristan Hughes, and The Road to Zarauz by Sam Adams (“A haunting meditation on memory and loss that takes the reader on a summer road trip to a vanished Spain." Richard Gwyn) are all available on e-book now!

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News, Parthian Books, Poems, Poetry -

Sophie McKeand, whose poetry collection Rebel Sun was published by Parthian in 2017 to great critical acclaim ("Sophie McKeand's Rebel Sun is no dying star, but a fiery tour de force, full of surreal and ingenious imagery." Planet) has taken to Instagram TV to perform her poems. You can watch them here. And you can order the collection here.  

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