• The first lockdown in Wales was one of the most significant events in recent Welsh history. Will Hayward records some of the personal hardships and difficulties suffered by Welsh people. He also explores the positive ways people responded to their situation, and how the Welsh government managed the crisis. Publishing early December 2020. Pre-order now

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  • Celebrate Christmas the Welsh way in the company of some of the country’s leading writers, past and present. Christmas mass, the nativity play, turkey and plum pudding, the Mari Lwyd, presents, the weather, the shopping and post-festive blues are among the many subjects drawn from stories, poems, diaries and letters. Buy now

    Christmas in Wales returns


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.


It's December 1st and Christmas is well and truly on the way. Lots of people have been reading more this year so why not treat someone you love to a...
December 2020 - 10:46 am
We are delighted to share that Bloodlines by Sarah Wimbush has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2020.  In what was...
November 2020 - 09:43 am
Congratulations to Robert Walton and Abeer Ameer on having their poems highly commended in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2020.  This year...
November 2020 - 15:40 pm
Kim Moore, author of The Art of Falling, has won the 2020 Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition with her poem 'All Night A Bird'.  On hearing...
November 2020 - 15:10 pm
Do you have a fiction or poetry lover in your life but you're stuck for choice? Don't worry, the Seren Mystery Book Bundles are back!  This time of...
November 2020 - 16:38 pm
Saturday 7 November marks the centenary of Elaine Morgan. We celebrate with the publication of a brand new biography by Daryl Leeworthy: Elaine...
November 2020 - 16:51 pm
To celebrate publication of The Stromness Dinner by Peter Benson we're offering one lucky social media follower the chance to win an Orkney hamper...
November 2020 - 11:54 am
Jaki McCarrick, author of The Scattering, has recently had her short story 'The Emperor of Russia' shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story...
October 2020 - 17:03 pm
Yes you read that right, we're already thinking about Christmas! We’re excited to announce the return of our annual Christmas Poetry Competition....
October 2020 - 09:27 am
Emyr Humphreys, the great novelist of twentieth century Wales died on 30 September, at the great age of 101. It is an irony that one of Emyr’s later...
October 2020 - 10:52 am


Saturday 5th December, 16:00
William Wordsworth was a poet with deep concern for the human condition and its relationship to the natural world. Now, amidst the celebrations of...
Monday 7th December, 19:00
Join us to hear Will Hayward, political editor for WalesOnline, discussing his new book Lockdown Wales: How Covid-19 Tested Wales with Sandra Loy...
Wednesday 9th December, 19:00
Earlier this year Cath Drake's debut collection The Shaking City was highly commended in the Forward Prizes and her poem 'Our Front Garden' was...
Monday 14th December, 19:00 to 22:00
On Monday 14 December Will Hayward will be speaking at the online Public Affairs Cymru Annual General Meeting. He will discuss some of the key themes...
Monday 14th December, 19:30 to 21:00
As one of the poets shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards 2020, Sarah Wimbush will be reading from her debut pamphlet Bloodlines as part of the...

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