About

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

To commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War, and to honour all those affected by violent conflict anywhere in the world,...
November 2018 - 11:48 am
We’re now past Halloween and that means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun – whether we like it or not. Perhaps you’re running low on...
November 2018 - 11:03 am
The closing date to enter the Troubadour International Poetry prize is getting close (Mon 22nd Oct), so with that in mind, here's 5 good reasons to...
October 2018 - 14:43 pm
We are thrilled to announce that entries are now open for Seren’s Christmas Poetry Competition 2018. Submit your Christmas-themed poem now. The 2018...
October 2018 - 10:41 am
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

Events

Wirksworth
Friday 23rd November, 19:30
Judy Brown, Ken Evans and Emma Simon will be reading at this event which also features music from Mat Williams and local poet guest spots. Judy's...
Shrewsbury
Sunday 25th November, 11:00
Poetry Brunch - three poets, coffee and cake! Join Brenda Read Brown, the winner of the first SFL Poetry Slam, as she welcomes Ben Wilkinson and...
Ditchling
Saturday 1st December, 19:00
Martyn Crucefix is one of the readers at an evening of World War 1 themed poetry with Agenda magazine. The evening accompanies the museum’s 'Changing...
London
Monday 3rd December, 11:15 to 16:45
This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Judy Brown, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your...
Bristol
Tuesday 4th December, 20:00
To celebrate the publication of four poetry collections from THE SPOKE in the past 12 months by Seren Books,Claire Williamson, Bob Walton, Paul...
Swansea
Thursday 6th December, 18:30
In this special talk, author of local food writer Sarah Philpott draws upon Wales’s rich literary and culinary traditions to unravel a fascinating...
Cardiff
Thursday 6th December, 19:30
December’s First Thursday event features guest authors Jonathan Edwards and Dale Hay. Jonathan Edwards will read from his eagerly-awaited second...
Winchester
Monday 10th December, 19:30
Carrie Etter will be reading from her new collection The Weather in Normal (Seren 2018) which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal,...
Cardiff
Monday 17th December, 10:00 to Friday 21st December, 18:00
The Seren pop-up bookshop returns to Chapter for the fifth year running, 17-21 December. You’ll find us in Chapter’s entrance hall. We’ll have a...
Thursday 24th January, 19:00 to Thursday 28th March, 21:00
Expand your voice with the thoughts, lives and feelings of others ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of...

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