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Parthian have confirmed an exciting deal with leading Nigerian publishers Purple Shelves who are to publish Eric Ngalle’s critically acclaimed memoir I, Eric Ngalle in 2021.

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Hana, Review, Translation -

"The prose is an absolute joy to read and the ease at which Mornštajnová moves between places, narrators and points in time is just astonishing. Full of twists, turns, and gut-wrenching revelations, this is storytelling at its best, and the level of empathy which Mornštajnová creates in the reader for her characters is unparalleled." Elie Howe, reviewing for her blog site, Two in a Teacup, has reviewed Hana by Alena Mornštajnová, and it's a good one! You can read the full review here. And you can order your copy of Hana, which was released on October 1st, here.

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Riverwise: Meditations on Afon Teifi, by Jack Smylie Wild, has received its first review, and what a review! Jon Gower, reviewing the book in Nation.Cymru, describes Wild as "a joyful celebrant and patient observer of the river and its wide catchment and of the creatures that abide and abound there". "With this fine, absorbing and wonderfully attentive book, Jack Smylie Wild joins this roster of folk who know the river exceedingly well, and display that respect by the knowledge they have acquired, and their readiness to share it." You can read the full review here. And copies of Riverwise can...

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Hana, which is published by Parthian next month, has received its first review, and it's a positive one! Gemma Pearson, reviewing for Wales Arts Review, describes the award-winning novel, translated from Czech by Julia and Peter Sherwood, as "a moving and absorbing story about intergenerational suffering." She concludes: "Hana is an important and impactful novel that reminds us that no society is ever immune from the plague of complicity." You can read the full review here. And copies of the novel can be pre-ordered here.

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Books, News, Parthian Books, Riverwise, Wales, writing -

"Initially I was interested in quite abstract questions about what comprised a river. I was approaching ‘my obsession’ (for this is what it quickly became) from the philosopher’s perspective. Before long a shift occurred: the question of semantically defining a river became less important; after all, there was no denying the Teifi’s existence, as it rolled seamlessly seaward, in front of me. This freed me from focusing solely on the ‘flowing water of the Teifi’, and from this point on the project broadened its scope. I began to write about the lives of the river: its banks, its secret places...

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