• Ground-breaking poetry from Adnan Al-Sayegh
  • Seren Christmas Poetry Competition 2020
  • By turns laugh out loud funny and deeply sad, The Amazingly Astonishing Story is award-winning TV writer Lucy Gannon's childhood memoir, a frank and surprising look into a child’s tumultuous mind; a full, rich and colourful world of misunderstandings, irrepressible hopefulness and, ultimately, joy, that's not without its challenges. Available now

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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

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
Last week, the Forward Arts Foundation published the Forward Book of Poetry 2021 containing the best poetry from 2020, including those shortlisted...
September 2020 - 13:02 pm
Earlier this year a new Italian edition of The Immigration Handbook by Caroline Smith was published by Edizioni dell'asino.  Il manuale dell’...
September 2020 - 12:20 pm
Robert Walton has been awarded first place in the North American Festival of Wales Eisteddfod Poetry Competition. Inaugurated this year, the...
September 2020 - 09:49 am
On Thursday 3rd September, Virtual First Thursday will return after our short summer break. Unbelieveably, this will be the fifth First Thursday held...
August 2020 - 08:50 am
On Friday 31 July, it was announced that Zoë Skoulding and her collection Footnotes to Water have won the poetry category in the Wales Book of the...
August 2020 - 14:26 pm
We are delighted to share that both Deryn Rees-Jones and Zoë Skoulding have been shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in the poetry category. The...
July 2020 - 10:40 am
Poetry Wales are raising money to set up a new bilingual competition and anthology for young people aged 10-17 across Wales and the UK, but they need...
July 2020 - 10:46 am

Events

Wednesday 4th November, 19:00
We are delighted to be publishing award-winning author Peter Benson's latest novel The Stromness Dinner at the end of October. Join us for the online...
Thursday 5th November, 19:30
Virtual First Thursday returns and this month its a tale of countries as we are joined by three authors whose works all have a deep connection with ...
Tuesday 10th November, 18:00
We are delighted to be hosting the launch of Let Me Tell You What I Saw by Adnan Al-Sayegh.   At this virtual event, renowned poet Adnan Al-Sayegh...
Wednesday 11th November, 19:00 to 20:00
We mark Elaine Morgan's centenary with the launch of a new biography Elaine Morgan: A Life Behind the Screen by Daryl Leeworthy.  Elaine Morgan (1920...
Friday 13th November, 12:00 to 13:00
Katrina Naomi joins Martin Malone, Maria Isakova Bennet and Sue Burge for a FREE online reading at Poetry in Aldeburgh 2020.  Poetry in Aldeburgh...
Friday 13th November, 13:15 to 14:45
Workshop: Travelling the Strange Places of Poetry​ This workshop will focus on the unusual places that poetry can transport us to, and how poetry...
Saturday 14th November, 14:00
An online Poetry School workshop with Judy Brown. Price £75.00. Purchase from The Poetry School poetryschool.com/courses. Description: Look through...
Saturday 14th November, 15:00 to 16:00
André Mangeot joins Clare Crowther, Mina Gorji and Rebecca Watts for a reading called 'The World Around Us' as part of the online Poetry in Aldeburgh...
Sunday 15th November, 19:00 to 20:00
Katherine Stansfield joins Emma Hammond, Lorraine Mariner and Luke Samuel Yates for an event called 'The Human Comedy' as part of Poetry in Aldeburgh...
Tuesday 17th November, 19:00
Join us for the virtual launch of Lucy Gannon's childhood memoir The Amazingly Astonishing Story, a frank and surprising look into a child's...

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