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Dai Smith's latest novel, The Crossing, will be published next month, and ahead of the release he's being featured as Author of the Month for March across Welsh libraries. "The Crossing is inspired by my commitment to express fully the profound human significance of what once occurred to shape the lives of the communities that were created as we crossed from one mode of living to another, and how all that lingers in the shadows of our current existence as we make another crossing today." You can read his fascinating interview here. Preorder your copy of The Crossing here.

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Lloyd Markham, News, Translation, Wales -

As part of Wales Literature Exchange's open call to participate in the 2020 Ulysses' Shelter residency programme, candidates from Wales were chosen to participate in the residency programme during 2020. The candidates have been selected by a jury consisting of Sally Baker, ex-director of Tŷ Newydd, the National Writing Centre of Wales and of Wales PEN Cymru, Alexandra Büchler, director of Literature Across Frontiers, and Sioned Puw Rowlands, editor of the Welsh-language cultural magazine O’r Pedwar Gwynt. Lloyd Markham (1988) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and spent his childhood in Zimbabwe,  moving to and settling in Bridgend, South Wales, where...

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News, Parthian Books, Rhys Davies, Wales -

We at Team Parthian are thrilled to announce that we've been selected as a Rhys Davies Trust Client Partner. This exciting initiative will allow us, over the next three years, to produce two titles annually as part of our Modern Wales series, focussing on interpretations of the Welsh condition, people, place and history.   The publications will include, among other studies, new biographies of Minnie Pallister and Gwyn Thomas, and we'll also publish Winter Sparrows,  a brand new selection of the work of Rhys Davies, Wales’s pre-eminent short story writer of the twentieth century. In an interesting new venture we'll...

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Fiction, News -

 
Praise for HELLO FRIEND WE MISSED YOU by Richard Owain Roberts:
 
'This is so, so good. You will no doubt read this book, as I did, with an ever-growing sense of appreciation and admiration for its wit, warmth, rhythm, poetry, and virtuoso display of a writer in complete and audacious command of his material. What is at root a simple boy-meets-girl story is transmuted into something uniquely astonishing through a wild and intrepid imagination. To repeat: this novel is so, soooo good.' – Niall Griffiths

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Poetry, Reviews -

'This is profound poetry, spiritual and wise and while engaging with difficult themes (life often being a difficult business) it does so with grace and some humour.'

Read the review in full on Wales Arts Review

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