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

Two Seren authors feature on the shortlist for Wales Book of the Year 2016. Paul Henry’s poetry collection Boy Running is up for the Roland Mathias...
May 2016 - 09:39 am
Bob Dylan was 75 last Tuesday 24 May. What better way to celebrate than in the company of great writers who have responded to his creative genius...
May 2016 - 16:33 pm
“I think the main thing for me is if you’re going to write about violence, do it well. Let us smell it, taste it.” Read Katrina Naomi’s interview...
May 2016 - 11:32 am
Happy International Dylan Thomas Day! This year is the second annual celebration of Dylan Thomas, held on 14th May to mark the date Under Milk Wood ...
May 2016 - 12:23 pm
The Cross Sports Book Awards today announced their shortlists, and Anne Lauppe-Dunbar’s powerful debut novel Dark Mermaids is on the shortlist for...
April 2016 - 10:55 am
Jasmine Donahaye’s Losing Israel has been longlisted in the New Welsh Review Best Travel Book Poll. The longlist of 20 titles has been selected by co...
April 2016 - 10:09 am
If you haven’t yet discovered our New Stories from the Mabinogion series, then now is the perfect time. Until 14 April, the first book in the series...
April 2016 - 11:08 am
Rhian Elizabeth has won the Second Prize Story Award in the Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award 2016, for her short story ‘The Runners’. The Terry...
April 2016 - 15:32 pm
Happy Easter everyone! We have a special Easter egg on the website for you: 30% off books across the Seren store. The Easter holiday carries with it...
March 2016 - 10:40 am
Owen Sheers has won the 2016 Culture Award in the St David Awards, which annually recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people in...
March 2016 - 16:15 pm

Events

Cardiff
Saturday 28th May, 11:00
Join Peter Finch at Victoria Fearn Gallery as he celebrates the soundtrack to his Cardiff youth and his many roadtrips around Britain, Ireland and...
Manchester
Thursday 2nd June, 19:00 to Thursday 7th July, 19:00
How has our concept of work changed, and how have contemporary poets tackled it? Using Philip Levine’s beautiful poem ‘What Work Is’ as the...
Cardiff
Thursday 2nd June,
19:30 to 21:30
June's First Thursday is an evening dedicated to Poetry Wales magazine. This particular issue is on the theme of 'Desire'. Editor Nia Davies will...
Oxford
Saturday 11th June,
11:00 to 17:00
Poetry meets Science in the Poets' House for a day of discussion, readings and open mic at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Speakers/ readers...
London
Saturday 11th June, 16:00
Grahame Davies will be reading at the Kathleen Raine Poetry Celebration along with Snowdon Barnett, Gawain Douglas, Jeremy Reed and Fiona Sampson....
London
Tuesday 14th June, 15:30
Join Carol Rumens for the launch of her latest poetry collection, Animal People. at Canvas & Cream, Forest Hill. Free event, all welcome. rsvp...
Caerleon
Saturday 2nd July, 11:00
Peter Finch will be reading at Literature on the Lawn, Caerleon Festival. For further information check the festival website: www.caerleon-arts.org
Lampeter
Wednesday 13th July, 17:00
Grahame Davies will be giving the opening keynote address at the plenary session of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies at the University...
New Romney
Thursday 14th July, 17:58
A new choral work with music by Paul Mealor and words by Grahame Davies will be performed at the JAM on the Marsh festival at New Romney in Kent. The...
Cricieth
Monday 1st August, 00:00 to Saturday 6th August, 00:00
Join Jonathan Edwards, Patience Agbabi and guest reader Kim Moore at Tŷ Newydd for a poetry course designed to help you explore the skill of writing...

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