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Authors, Literature Wales, Mari Ellis Dunning, News, Parthian Books, stevie davies, Wales, WBOTY19 -

We're thrilled to see two such deserving women writers grab their spot on this year's shortlist.

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Al Arabi, Bad Ideas\Chemicals, Fiction, Gary Raymond, Lloyd Markham, News, Parthian Books, The Golden Orphans, Translation, Wales -

Alexandra Büchler from Literature Across Frontier recently met Cairo-based Al Arabi Publishers at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to confirm the terms for World Arabic translation rights to both The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond and Bad Ideas/Chemicals by Lloyd Markham  – straight from Wales to Eqypt. 

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Meic Stephens was one of the most influential Welsh writers in English, who passed away at the age of 79. He was born in Trefforest in Pontypridd to Arthur Stephens (a power station worker) and Alma Stephens. His career held such a variety, from journalism in Cardiff to joining the newly designated Wales Arts Council in 1967, in which he was a literary director for 23 years. With no background in arts administration, Meic established his own publishing imprint, Triskel Press, then in 1965, he launched Poetry Wales. With the success of his editorship, Poetry Wales became the “second flowering”...

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Better Houses, Book Launch, Kate Noakes, London, Loud Music Makes You Drive Faster, Mark Blayney, Poetry, reading, Susie Wild, The Filthy Quiet, The Poetry Cafe -

Kate Noakes' seventh poetry collection The Filthy Quiet launched at The Poetry Cafe in London on World Poetry Day this week, with an appreciative audience of poets and poetry lovers and flowing Côtes du Rhône. Mark Blayney (Loud Music Makes you Drive Faster) and Susie Wild (Better Houses) brought both filth and quiet in their support sets before the queen of the night, Kate Noakes, read from her deeply personal autobiographical new collection to much applause and subsequent book sales and signings. The Filthy Quiet explores the pain of losing a long-built life and the joys of exploring a new one. This...

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Fiction, Parthian Books, Translation, Wales, writing -

Cynan's novella has been so widely successful that it has given this small section of Wales (Ceredigion) an international awareness. It shows the importance of translation and how it broadens the readership.

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