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.


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
Last year the Griffin Schools Trust established a new tradition of a Griffin Schools Trust member of staff running the Virgin London Marathon to...
April 2018 - 16:26 pm


Saturday 1st September, 10:00 to 23:00
Join Rhian Edwards and her fellow Seren poet, Costa Prize winning Jonathan Edwards, at Between the Trees, a unique festival in South Wales with a...
Monday 3rd September, 11:15 to 16:45
Judy Brown will be holding one hour Poetry Surgeries at the Poetry Cafe.  Judy's  first poetry collection, Loudness, was published by Seren in 2011...
Monday 3rd September, 17:00 to Saturday 8th September, 10:00
Poetry Tutored Retreat with Jen Hadfield, William Letford and guest Katrina Naomi, whose second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was...
Friday 7th September, 14:00
Kendal Library host a reading from two Cumbrian poets, Polly Atkin and Kate Davis. Polly’s collection Basic Nest Architecture (Seren, 2017) weaves...
Friday 7th September, 18:30 to 19:30
Poems at The Park Hotel,  A brief literary history of one of Cardiff’s major landmarks with poet, author and critic Peter Finch. Peter is author of...
Friday 7th September, 19:30
The Friday night Festival fixture showcases some of Wales’ most exciting and engrossing poets. Expect words of wonder from Elizabeth Parker, Claire...
Friday 7th September, 19:30 to 21:30
Main Reading with Judy Brown and Kayo Chingonyi. Judy Brown was a popular Poet-in-Residence at The Wordsworth Trust in 2013 and makes a welcome...
Saturday 8th September, 20:00
Sarah Philpott is the author of the cookbook The Occasional Vegan (Seren 2018)  a collection of 70 simple, affordable and delicious recipes, suitable...
Sunday 9th September, 17:00
David Llewellyn’s new book, A Simple Scale (Seren, August 2018) and Gary Raymond’s, The Golden Orphans, are literary thrillers with a stunning sense...
Sunday 16th September, 14:00 to 16:00
Octavo's welcomes you to the Sunday Sessions - music and poetry every other Sunday. This week featuring Claire Williamson, whose inventive and...

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