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We are very sad to learn of the death of Peter Kristufek, the Slovakian writer and film-maker who was killed in a road accident on Monday (April 23rd). He was 44 years old and leaves his partner and a young daughter. One of the leading creative voices of his generation in Slovakia, he had written several novels including Dom hluchého, which was published in English in 2014 as The House of the Deaf Man. He was a generous man with an infectious enthusiasm and energy. He was due to publish another novel and had lots of plans for the future. Our thoughts...

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Better Houses, Events, Literature Wales, poetry, poets -

Roll up, roll up for the 22nd and very last date of the Better Houses tour in Abergavenny on Sunday 22 April at 11.30am! Susie Wild reads from her new volume of poetry, talks about writing it, and discusses questions raised by the audience. She says: ‘I will be reading from my debut poetry collection. Better Houses is about the places we inhabit in life, about relationships and the extraordinary in the everyday. It has all the key subjects: birth, death, sex, love and loss. At the book’s core, it is as much about moving house as it is about trying to...

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Baltic poetry, Book Launch, Events, Parthian 25 -

Sunday evening at The Wheatsheaf in Fitzrovia (London) the Parthian Baltic series was launched. It was a special night, filled with incredible poets from the Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, including Madara Gruntmane, Eduards Aivers, Eeva Park, and many others. 

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Arts Criticism, BBC, BBC Review Show, Wales, Wales Arts Review, Welsh Art, Welsh Culture -

This Friday, 6 April, Wales Arts Review editor and Parthian author Gary Raymond is premiering a new show on BBC Radio Wales called The Review Show. The programme will take an in-depth look at a multitude of Welsh culture, including film, theatre, literature, and art. 

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art, Events, history, painting, Peter Lord, Shani Rhys James, social history, talks, Tour, Wales, Welsh art -

After a successful debut at the Hay Winter Weekend 2017, Wales Book of the Year 2017 (Non-Fiction) winner Peter Lord is touring his new show 'A History of Welsh Art in 12 or 13 Pictures' across Wales in 2018. See him at the following venues and festivals: 8 April: Melville Centre, Abergavenny 11.30am, £8 6 June: Llansteffan Festival 27 June: Treorchy Arts Festival 13-15 July: Gwyl Arall 27 August: Presteigne Festival With many more to be announced. If you are interested in booking Peter for this talk which can be performed in Welsh, English or bilingually please contact susie@parthianbooks.com Buy The...

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