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Hay Festival, Max Boyce, Queer Welsh Writing, the welsh agenda, Welsh Culture -

The sun is beginning to shine consistently and the urge to spend your days sitting in the grass reading a good book is growing. It can mean nothing else  ‒ the countdown to Hay Festival 2022 has begun. And those deckchairs are calling us!  The iconic literary festival situated in the 'book town', Hay-on-Wye, returns with a full in-person programme, since before the pandemic. We are super excited to be back and Parthian have a couple of events that you can go see and enjoy!  #HayFestival2022  Monday 30th May at 7pm ‒ Max Boyce talks to Carolyn Hitt  After a sell-out book tour...

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Book Launch, Events, launch, launches, Poetry -

Emily Vanderploeg and Rae Howells launch their debut poetry collections at a launch night hosted at the Elysium Gallery.

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Billie Ingram-Sofokleous caught up with Carly Holmes, author of the short story collection Figurehead, to ask her some questions...       What are you most proud of in Figurehead and why? That’s a tough question! I have favourite stories (‘Three for a Girl’ and ‘Woodside Close’ would always make my top 3) but I guess I’d have to say I’m particularly proud of ‘Wich’ as it won first place in the Allingham Festival short story competition a few years ago, judged by Anne Enright, a literary hero of mine. ‘They Tell Me’ was a tough write, inspired after reading...

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Yesterday (2nd March) was Saint Non's day. It's a day often overlooked in Wales but celebrated in Brittany. Parthian's intern, Corentin Orhant, who hails from Brittany, decided to find out a little more about the remarkable life of the mother of Saint David, our patron saint.   (Portrait of St Non in stained glass at the Chapel of Our Lady St Non, Pembrokeshire, Wales: By Thruxton - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7488499 ) Born in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the 5th Century AD, she died in the 6th Century AD in Brittany, France. According to legend she was raped by...

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All Come to Dust, Award, bryonyrheam, Outstanding Fiction, Zimbabwean National Arts Merit Award -

The Zimbabwean writer Bryony Rheam has added to her list of accolades by being awarded the Zimbabwean National Arts Merit Award in the category Outstanding Fiction. The award is for her novel All Come to Dust, which was initially published in Zimbabwe before being co-published by Parthian Books and amaBooks in the UK. The National Arts Merit Awards are the premier award given by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in recognition of outstanding achievements in the arts and culture. The inaugural award ceremony was held in February 2002. Since then, the award ceremonies have been held in February each...

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