About

Seren is Wales’ leading independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales. Many of our books are shortlisted for - and win - major literary prizes across the UK and America.

Our aim is not simply to reflect what is going on in the culture in which we publish, but to drive that culture forward, to engage with the world, and to bring Welsh literature, art and politics before a wider audience.

News

Carrie Etter’s forthcoming collection, The Weather in Normal, has been named a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Winter 2018. The varied list of...
September 2018 - 16:03 pm
We are delighted to announce that we at Seren have been shortlisted for the ‘Consumer Facing’ category in this year’s Social Business Wales Awards. ...
August 2018 - 09:47 am
The Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker’ longlist has just been revealed and Naomi Kruger’s debut novel, May, is one of 140 titles to be nominated. Also on...
July 2018 - 10:25 am
We are thrilled to announce that Maria Donovan’s debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Rubery Book Award’s Fiction...
July 2018 - 14:55 pm
Award-winning playwright and author Barney Norris has been named as one of the Royal Society of Literature’s new 40 Fellows under 40. Playwrights...
June 2018 - 10:08 am
In preparation for National Poetry Day, BBC Local Radio has commissioned new poems for #PoetryForAChange – twelve UK poets, including our very own...
June 2018 - 10:42 am
Tune in to Private Passions on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday at 12:00pm, when Seren poet Kim Moore will be in conversation with host Michael Berkeley. In...
June 2018 - 10:06 am
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden passing of Mr Christian Brown OBE KSG, who was instrumental in the creation of ...
May 2018 - 11:14 am
We are thrilled to see such a varied mix of Seren author events at this year’s Hay Festival. On Monday 28 May, Barney Norris and David Owen Norris ...
May 2018 - 10:56 am
A packed and captive audience of 150 joined us at Waterstones Bristol last night for the launch of two new poetry collections: Visiting the Minotaur ...
May 2018 - 11:15 am

Events

Penzance
Thursday 27th September, 19:00
Katrina Naomi is the host of Penzance Poetry Parlour, an occasional reading series with invited poets. This month Katrina has booked top poets...
Tenby
Friday 28th September, 14:00 to 15:00
In this, the centenary year of the ending of the First World War, Tony Curtis pays tribute to the memory of those who served and suffered in this...
Porthcawl
Friday 28th September, 20:00
After a summer break, Sustainable Wales’ ‘Green Room’ performance space recommences with a series of events.  On Friday, September 28, there will be...
Crickhowell
Saturday 29th September, 19:30 to 21:30
The Glass Aisle is an astonishing collaboration between two major talents in poetry and music: acclaimed songwriter and singer Brian Briggs, frontman...
Chichester
Thursday 4th October, 19:30
A CELEBRATION OF POETRY with CARRIE ETTER  PLUS OPEN MIC POETRY! Join award-winning American poet Carrie Etter reading from her new collection, The...
Cardiff
Thursday 4th October, 19:30
First Thursday opens its autumn season with guest authors: poet Marianne Burton with her beautifully intelligent collection Kierkegaard’s Cupboard;...
Swindon
Saturday 6th October, 10:00 to 23:59
Carrie Etter will be part of four events on the same day at  Poetry Swindon Festival: a lunch conversation with Sandeep Parmar, her annual Poets...
Swansea
Sunday 7th October, 19:00 to 21:00
The Glass Aisle is an astonishing collaboration between two major talents in poetry and music: acclaimed songwriter and singer Brian Briggs, frontman...
Cricieth
Friday 12th October, 00:00 to Sunday 14th October, 00:00
This weekend residential course is hosted by award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band...
London
Sunday 14th October, 19:30
An exciting evening of poetry featuring two Seren Books poets, Lynne Hjelmgaard and Robert Walton. Hosted by Pauline Sewards, readers from the floor...

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