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We are loving the response that we're receiving to poetry collection Moon Jellyfish Can Barely Swim by Ness Owen. A perfect read for the summer months.

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We are delighted to be publishing this "ambitious state-of-the-nation debut" and look forward to hearing your thoughts! Don't forget to tag us - #ABadDecadeForGoodPeople!

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In the lead up to Pride Month, award-winning writer and LGBTQ+ activist John Sam Jones made the journey back to his home country to celebrate and discuss the #WALESBOOKOFTHEYEAR2022 THE JOURNEY IS HOME: NOTES FROM A LIFE ON THE EDGE. Journeying from south to north Wales JSJ joined libraries and bookshops who hosted bilingual discussions on both his short-story collections and his powerful memoir of life as a gay man in Wales, the United States and now Germany.  JSJ reads to an audience at Conwy Library    "...an incredibly important insight into the lives of individuals who had to inhabit the far less hospitable and...

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Anglesey, Award, Awards, Chornobyl, Philippa Holloway, RSL Ondaatje Prize 2023, The Half-life of Snails, Ukraine -

The Half-life of Snails - April 12, 2023 Whilst the weather today might be wet and windy, safely indoors we are celebrating the breaking news that The Half-life of Snails by Philippa Holloway is on the longlist for the 2023 Royal Society of Literature (RSL) Ondaatje Prize. The annual RSL Ondaatje Prize is awarded to a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, which evokes the spirit of a place. To get on such a prestigious longlist is an outstanding achievement. We caught up with Philippa to find out how it feels to discover that The Half-life of Snails has been longlisted....

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