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Just So You Know, Parthian Books, Reviews, writing -

In a book review for the Created to Read website, Rachel Carney delves deep into the different ways the contributors explore issues of identity through the range of essays offered in Just So You Know.

'The more I read, the more I began to ponder the whole notion of identity and its labels. Labels can be helpful, as I know from my own experience, but they can also be harmful.'

You can read the full review here.

Just So You Know is launched online on 30 July.

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'Hidden narratives need to be explored and preserved so that history may see them and also learn from the errors of the past. It is vital we do so, and the timing of this book is to be commended. All its author’s and editors must be acknowledged for undertaking a deeply personal emotional journey so that we can may understand and learn to be better.'

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Books, Brando's Bride, Literature Wales, Marlon Brando, News, Parthian Books, Sarah Broughton, Wales Book of the Year, writing -

In the run up to the Wales Book of the Year winning announcement, Llenyddiaeth Cymru / Literature Wales are recording readings from the shortlisted authors.

Here's Sarah Broughton reading from Brando's Bride, whch has been shortlisted for the creative non-fiction category!

Winners will be announced on 31 July, so keep your fingers crossed for her!

You can watch the reading here.

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Cardiff, Hey Bert, Parthian Books, Poetry, poets, The Cardiff Review, writing -

For their New Welsh Writers series, The Cardiff Review's Jamie Gillingham interviewed Roberto Pastore (Hey Bert) about all things writing. The series 'speaks to new voices in Welsh literature, delving into how they got their start and what advice they might have for other emerging writers.'

Roberto talks about his writing routine, his inspirations, and his experience of the route into publishing.

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Books, Fiction, Parthian Books, Reviews, Sam Adams, The Road to Zarauz -

Nation.Cymru have reviewed Sam Adams's poignant coming-of-age novella, The Road to Zarauz, describing it as a 'tight, taut tale of four young men heading for a sojourn in Spain in the summer of 1954'.

'For the remaining three men who took the road to Zarauz, with its dark curtains of storm and endless sweep of beach, they know that this was the place where, indubitably, their youthful dreams had ended, shattered like Guernica.'

You can read the full review here.

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