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Great to see some of our books and authors in The Best Welsh Books of the Decade feature on Wales Arts Review this week. Our featured titles included Wales: England’s Colony? The Conquest, Assimilation and Re-creation of Wales by Martin Johnes, Pigeon by Alys Conran,  The Meaning of Apricot Sponge: The Selected Writings of John Tripp edited by Tony Curtis,  Dat’s Love by Leonora Brito, The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond, Bad Ideas/Chemicals by Lloyd Markham all featured as well as a plethora or of our writers past present and future, whether listed or making their own recommendations. Read the article in full on Wales Arts Review

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Fiction, Glen James Brown, Ironopolis, News, Parthian Books, Portico Prize, shortlist -

Glen James Brown's tremendous novel, Ironopolis, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Portico Prize, we found out today! With the Orwell shortlisting in the summer, we'll soon be running out of space on the cover for all the award stickers! All at Parthian are so proud of Glen - huge congratulations to him. You can read more about the Portico here.

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Fiction, Hummingbird, Shattercone, Tristan Hughes, Wales Arts Review, Writers' Rooms -

In the latest of their series taking a peek into the creative spaces of Wales’s leading authors, award-winning writer Tristan Hughes shows Wales Arts Review his cabin in the woods... 'When I was younger, I used to imagine writers’ rooms. They were romantic places; often housed somewhere in the nineteenth or early twentieth century, high up in garrets, along streets in bohemian quarters, around the corner from smoky cafes. I pictured them as repositories of long and marvellous accumulation – filled with great heaps of paper, piles of leather-bound books, a whiff of opium in the air, wine stains on...

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Fiction, Reviews, Translation, Women in Translation -

The reviews for The Night Circus by Uršula Kovalyk have been coming in thick and fast recently, and all of them glowingly positive. In case you missed it, here's another one! "It is the reality of Central Europe that knows wholesale transformations because it has lived through them. To bring this life onto the page in such short, intense bursts requires something out of the ordinary, and in this diverse collection Uršula Kovalyk has found the imagery, focus, language and daring to have created something legitimately new."

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News, Poetry, poets, Translation, writing -

HomeAs if we would never arrive,we check our watches and connections.So many elsewheres as wewalk into abandoned roomsthat somehow have forgotten us.A window propped, half-openon a garden, stares. A birdas if to say, you’re here,glances its wings against the blueso far away, then becomes invisible.How they call to us, the lost places.Now I carry my life, as a snail might,slipping across grass and stone:the shrugged contours of her shell’s light spiral,the glistening of her bridal train.Like a half-remembered song,marking us, making us,words call us back, they call us on.To know the world in another languageis to never know the world...

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