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

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,...
19 November 2014 - 08:47 am
Jonathan Edwards has been shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Poetry Award with his debut book of poetry, My Family and Other Superheroes. The news comes just a few months after the collection was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh Poetry Prize. 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...
23 October 2014 - 10:18 am
Pascale Petit has been shortlisted for the 2014 TS Eliot Prize for the fourth time with her collection Fauverie, A collection every bit as vivid and emotive as the art of the Fauves that the title evokes. Described as ‘the prize most poets want to win’ (Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate) and ‘the world’s top poetry award’ (Irish Independent), the TS Eliot prize is awarded to the author of the best new collection of poetry published in the UK and Ireland...
21 October 2014 - 03:47 pm
'My Father's Wardrobe' from Pascale Petit's new collection Fauverie was selected as the Saturday Poem in The Guardian this week. Read the poem on their website here www.theguardian.com To order a copy of Fauverie click HERE
21 October 2014 - 10:42 am
The Scattering author, Jacki McCarrick has been longlisted for the first Irish Laureate Award. Jaki is one of thirty four Irish writers to be nominated for the award and she sits on the longlist alongside names such as Anne Enright, Roddy Doyle, Donal Ryan and Eimear McBride. Launched by the Arts Council in summer 2014, the €150,000 award aims to find a writer who has made a significant contribution to Irish literature and with an internationally recognised body of work. Jaki is an...