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FoxNews Entertainment have published their interview with Sarah Broughton, author of 'Brando's Bride'. "Sarah Broughton was eager to find out what happened to Anna Kashfi, a Hollywood starlet who became Brando's first bride and who was plagued by scandal, and then disappeared. But she never expected to speak with the actress face-to-face. Their conversations are the basis of the author’s book titled 'Brando's Bride', which details Kashfi's rise to stardom, her stormy marriage to the Hollywood icon, a public downfall and her mysterious final years. Kashfi passed away in 2015 at age 80 from natural causes." Read the full interview here

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Book Review, Essays -

Happy New Year all!

It is lovely to see this very positive review of Notes from a Swing State by Zoë Brigley on our return to the office! Thanks to Sue Mackrell for writing it!

“She refuses to believe that violence is inevitable and works to challenge violence, hate crimes and discrimination against anyone who does not conform to a supposed ‘norm.’ She believes at the root of it all is a breakdown of communication, ‘an act of violent refusal' to recognise the humanity and to empathise with an individual perceived as ‘different.’”

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As another working year draws to a close and we turn our attention to festive things, friends and loved ones we asked some of our authors for their Parthian highlights from 2019... 'Many of my best literary moments of 2019 involve the great folks at Parthian. Discovering the fresh and exciting poems of Roberto Pastore and being thrilled to see that Kittie Beltree's brilliant collection lived up to the promise of the great poems I had seen by her. Kate Noakes's erudite work for Poetry Wales, and the contributions of a range of Parthian writers to an anthology of young...

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Haydar Ergülen, Poetry, Poetry in Translation, Turkey, Wales -

Editor and translator Caroline Stockford reports on the intricacies of translating and editing the Turkish poet Haydar Ergülen's work in her blog for New Welsh Review. 'Haydar was here this autumn in England and Wales for the launch of his first book of poetry translated to English, to read his work and to share his thoughts with us. I, for one, am grateful that Haydar is a visible poet, that we have the chance to translate, to meet and to hear the abdal, the dervish, going slowly along his way. We, as his thirteen translators and three editors are extremely...

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Authors, Cardiff, Hey Bert, Interviews, Poems, Poetry, poets, Roberto Pastore -

Roberto Pastore published his first full collection of poetry, Hey Bert, with us in October. He was recently featured in the Western Mail's Author's Notes and here is the interview with Jenny White in full: Tell me a bit about yourself – where you grew up, how you came to Cardiff, when you started writing poetry. So I grew up in and around Milton Keynes, England, we moved around a lot growing up. My family comes from Italy, my father lives there now. My poem Show Homes is about my parents fondness for looking around houses. It was the era of...

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