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The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

11 May 2015 - 03:56 pm
Pascale Petit has been shortlisted for the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, in the Open category. The shortlisted poem is entitled ‘In the Giraffe House’ which is from Pascale's next collection in progress Mama Amazonica.
Carrie Etter Shortlisted for the 2015 Ted Hughes Award
3 March 2015 - 11:11 am
Carrie Etter has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry for her collection Imagined Sons, in which she reflects on the experiences of a birthmother who gave her son up for adoption.Imagined Sons interweaves two kinds of poems to produce a deepening sense of a birthmother’s consciousness. In the ‘birthmother’s catechisms’, the same question—How did you let him go?, for one—evokes different answers over time, while the ‘imagined...
5 February 2015 - 10:57 am
My Family and Other Superheroes author, Jonathan Edwards, has been invited to take part in the ‘Walking Cities’ exchange, which will see him trade places with an Indian counterpart in Kolkata in February. Part of the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations, and organised by the British Council, Walking Cities pairs up UK and international writers and enables them to tour each other’s respective home cities, providing an opportunity for the visiting poet to encounter the...
5 January 2015 - 07:32 pm
Jonathan Edwards has been awarded the Costa Poetry Award for his debut collection My Family and Other Superheroes. The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book. Edward’s heroes are a motley crew: Sophia Loren, Marty Mcfly and Evel Knievel jostle for space on the pages alongside Valley’s mams and dads, the kebabby...
25 November 2014 - 08:57 am
Following a successful first year, Seren will once again be hosting a pop up bookshop. This year, the shop will be located in Cardiff’s cultural hub, Chapter Arts Centre. The shop will be launching on 6th December, as part of small business Saturday, a nationwide campaign which aims to highlight small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The shop will be open between 10:30am – 7pm daily,...