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2017, Authors, Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize, Missouri Review, News, Tyler Keevil -

Tyler Keevil has been announced as a winner of the Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize, in the non-fiction category. His entry, 'Swarf', is about the author's experience working in an industrial unit in Mid Wales, and an injury sustained on the jobsite. Winners receive publication in the Missouri Review, an invitation to a reception in their honour, and a cash prize of $5000. Full details about the prize are available on the Missouri Review's website. To find out more about Tyler and his award-winning writing, visit his website

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#IndiaWales, 2017, Authors, News, Poetry -

Natalie Ann Holborow's first poetry collection And Suddenly You Find Yourself launches on Saturday at Kolkata Book Festival, the biggest book fair in the world. As part of our Wales India collaboration – Valley, City, Village – Natalie is in India for the launch, accompanied by the multi-talented artist and writer Siôn Tomos Owen and the Young People's Laureate of Wales Sophie McKeand. Siôn Tomos Owen's innovative bi-lingual collection Cawl has received rave reviews (Siôn is the presenter of the hit TV documentary programme Pobol Y Rhondda, whose second series airs in March). He will be drawing, singing and writing as part of the project. Sophie McKeand will be leading...

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Authors -

Norman Schwenk was born in 1935 in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up there. Having early discovered a love of reading and writing poems, and wishing to work as a teacher, he took a B.A. degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University, and then enrolled as a postgraduate in American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he was made a teaching and research assistant in English. In 1960 he won a Fulbright Award from the U.S. State Dept, and for the next five years he was a Fulbright Lecturer in English at Uppsala University in Sweden. He came to Wales...

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2017, CBE, Dai Smith, New Year Honours -

Congratulations to author, historian and Chair of our Library of Wales series, Professor Dai Smith, who has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to culture and the arts in Wales.

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12 days of Christmas -

With Christmas almost here and New Year's just around the corner, why not start 2017 with Dai Smith's latest works, available here in the riveting double-bill of What I Know I Cannot Say and All the Lies Beneath. In What I Know I Cannot Say / All That Lies Beneath, Dai Smith combines a novella and a linked section of short stories to create a dazzling fictional synthesis that takes the reader on a tour of the South Wales Valleys during the twentieth century. Picking up where his 2013 novel Dream On left off, What I Know I Cannot Say follows the life...

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