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Author of the Month, interview, Ironopolis, New Writers -

Early in the writing of Ironopolis, I scribbled a line in one of my notebooks. I don’t know if it’s a quote or if I made it up: people arranged into fixed social settings by unseen forces. All this stuff was swirling about in my head when I started the book. What I learned lit a fire of rage in me that propelled the narratives I was piecing together.

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Author of the Month, Fiction, Library of Wales, Short Stories, Wales -

With Selected Stories, Rhys Davies further proves his indelible impact on Welsh literature, writing working class fiction about the Rhondda Valley, his home, seldom deemed worthy of literary attention before he came along.

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See Susie Wild read from her new poetry collection Better Houses in Cardiff and Newport this month. Firstly here: NEW POETS: SHOWCASE Emily Blewitt, David Foster-Morgan, Susie Wild, Katherine Stansfield, Stephen Payne. Seren Poetry Editor Amy Wack introduces these mostly Cardiff-based poets who have all published acclaimed first collections in recent years. Duration: 1 hour Location: The Pantry Cafe, Cornerstone, Charles Street, Cardiff Type: Poetry reading For event information contact Amy Wack: 07943-819271 Buy £5 tickets ...and then here:

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Awards, Canada, Fiction, Parthian Books, Travel Writing -

On Thursday, 1 February, Tristan Hughes’s new novel Hummingbird was honoured with the ‘Fiction with a Sense of Place’ award at the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. Tristan’s novel, set in northern Canada, is an immersive story, one in which its setting transcends its normal function.

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Anthology, Cheval, Design Contest, Poetry, Short Stories, Writing competition -

January's 'Author of the Month' is Terry Hetherington, a celebrated poet from Neath, who passed away in 2009. To honour Terry's memory, the Cheval organisation was established with the goal to promote young writers in Wales. The result was the Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award, an annual award that accepts submissions of short stories and poetry, the winner of which receives £1000, while entrants have the opportunity to contribute to the Cheval anthology. 

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