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Awards, London Book Fair, Nibbies, The British Book Awards 2019 -

On 13th March, it was announced that Parthian had won the British Book Award for Small Press of the Year for the Wales region. It turned a good day at the London Book Fair into an excellent one.

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Parthian author Martin Johnes is being featured on a BBC Wales 2 programme tonight, 11th March, called "Wales: England's Colony?". The show will air in two parts, the first at 9pm this evening, the second next Monday (18th March) also at 9pm. 

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Ty Newydd is a beautiful and tranquil writers retreat in the idyllic Llanstumdwy. They offer a range of creative writing courses for the next generation of Welsh writers, courses such as; - Storytelling from the Start - Writing for TV - Emerging Writers: Poetry and Prose - How to Write Thrilling YA Fiction These courses range from a week or just a day all throughout the year. Ty Newydd is a part of Literature Wales, who offer writing bursaries to help fund your time to fully dedicate to building your creative writing. To find out more about bursaries go to the...

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Book Tour, Brexit, New Releases, Short Stories -

Parthian, in collaboration with Literature Across Frontiers, is publishing a new Brexit anthology of European writers later this month called Zero Hours on the Boulevard: Tales of Independence and Belonging. To celebrate the publication of this new short story collection, we have scheduled four book launches in London, Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Bangor. 

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News, Publishers, publishing, Small Presses, The Bookseller, The British Book Awards 2019, Wales -

We're honoured that Parthian Books joins the tremendous publishers on The British Book Awards's Small Press of the Year shortlist along with our friends at Firefly Press. 

From The Bookseller's announcement:

Forty-one small presses have made it into the regional and country shortlists of The British Book Awards’ new prize for Small Presses, sponsored by the CPI Group, launched to celebrate  the innovative and nimble publishers making names for themselves outside the mainstream.

Nigeria and London-based publisher Cassava Republic, business specialist Globe Law and Business, poetry press Carcanet, Latin American literature specialist Charco Press, children’s list Sweet Cherry and travel publisher Wild Things are among the names to make the inaugural shortlists, which cover nine regions (the shortlists are in full below).

Philip Jones, chair of the judges and editor of The Bookseller, said: “The first year of this new award has proved to be an eye-opener, with an incredibly strong list of more than 50 submissions, from which the regional and country shortlists have been selected. Small and perfectly formed, these publishers show a sector that is diverse, imaginative and thriving. It is a delight to learn more about their businesses, and to showcase them as part of this award.”

The regional and country winners, as well as the overall Small Press of the Year winner, will be announced at the London Book Fair on 13th March. The overall winner will be shortlisted for the Independent Publisher of the Year Nibbie, with the winner of that award to be announced at The British Book Awards on 13th May 2019.

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