Seren’s Authors

Information on all Seren’s authors.
Barbara Dennis was Head of Victorian Studies and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales in Lampeter for many years. She had written widely on Victorian novelists, in particular Charlotte Yonge. In 1996, Seren published Dennis's illuminating account of the life of Victorian poet Elizabeth...
Barbara Hardy (1924-2016) was an internationally renowned academic, and was especially known for her extensive work on nineteenth-century authors, including George Eliot, Dickens, Thackeray and Austen. In addition to her critical work, Hardy also undertook creative writing, including poetry and...
Born in Sussex in 1987, Barney Norris, an award-winning playwright, poet and essayist, grew up in Salisbury. He achieved a BA from Keble College, Oxford and an MA from Royal Holloway, University of London. After university, he founded the touring theatre company Up in Arms with Alice Hamilton. His...
Barry Needle was born in Port Talbot, south Wales. He has worked in a steelworks and in parcel distribution, and now lives in Llanelli. Once a motorcycle racer, he spends his spare time expanding his portfolio of photographs of the south Wales landscape. The River Wye is his first book.
Barry Plummer is an independent researcher of Welsh art. He was awarded a doctorate in 2006 from the University of Wales for his thesis on the life and work of Evan Walters.He has a degree in Visual Art and studied the history of art as a post- graduate at the Courtauld Institute. Between 1999 and...
Ben Wilkinson was born in Staffordshire and now lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. In 2014 he won the Poetry Business Competition and a Northern Writers’ Award, and in 2015 he was awarded a writers’ grant from Arts Council England. He is a keen distance runner, lifelong Liverpool FC fan, and he...
Bethany W Pope is an LBA winning author, and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Awards, the Cinnamon Press Novel competition, and the Ink, Sweat and Tears poetry commission, with many other prize listings for prose and poetry. She received her PhD from Aberystwyth University’s Creative Writing...
Painter and writer Brenda Chamberlain ( 1912-1971) lived on the island of Bardsey from 1947-1961, during the last days of its hardy community. The combination of Bardsey, site of ancient Christian pilgrimage, wild and dangerous landscape, and Chamberlain, Royal Academy trained artist, resulted in a...
Bruce Cardwell's two photographic collections have both been published by Seren. Noteworthy: Images of Welsh Music and Hoofpicks: Photographs of the Horse in Wales. Bruce Cardwell is a practising folk musician, playing flute, Cittern, Guitar, Whistle, Uilleann Pipes and Northumbrian Smallpipes. He...
Bryan Aspden (1933-1999) was born in Blackburn but lived for many years in Conwy where he worked in local government and learned Welsh. The author of two collections of poetry, his first, News of the Changes (1984) was the winner of the Welsh Arts Council's first New Poets Competition.