Seren’s Authors

Information on all Seren’s authors.
Bryony Littlefair studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of York. She’s had all sorts of jobs – from cupcake baker to Editorial Assistant to dementia support worker. She currently works at the Abbey Community Centre in Kilburn and focuses on work with older people. She is also...
Candy Neubert now lives in Cornwall but maintains strong ties with South Africa where she lived from 1990 - 1996. South Africa much influenced her writing and was where she was first published. She has received numerous literary awards, including the Bridport Prize and the most recent from Kagiso...
Caradoc Evans (1878-1945) short story writer and novelist was born in west Wales. A controversial figure he worked in Carmarthen and London in the drapery trade before becoming a journalist and editor. His first book of stories, My People (1915) brought instant infamy for its portrayal of the west...
Carol Rumens was born in Forest Hill, South London. She won a scholarship to grammar school, and later studied Philosophy at London University, but left before completing her degree. She later gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Writing for the Stage from City College Manchester. She has taught at the...
Caroline Smith was born in Ilford and grew up in Hertfordshire. She originally trained as a sculptor at Goldsmith’s College. Her first publication was a 30-page narrative poem ‘Edith’ about a Lancashire-born woman who eventually works for 35 years as a nanny in Glasgow but is haunted by a secret...
Carolyn Jess-Cooke was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1978 and currently lives in north-east England. She is mother to four children aged 1, 3, 5, and 7. Her debut poetry collection Inroads (Seren, 2010) received a Northern Promise Award, an Eric Gregory Award, the Tyrone Guthrie Prize for...
Carrie Etter
American expatriate Carrie Etter has lived in England since 2001 and published three collections of poetry: The Tethers (Seren, 2009), winner of the London New Poetry Prize, Divining for Starters (Shearsman, 2011), and Imagined Sons (Seren, 2014), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work...
Cary Archard was born in south Wales, close to Aberdare, Alun Lewis's home town. The editor of Poetry Wales from 1980-86, and founder of Poetry Wales Press, he is the general editor of the uniform edition of Alun Lewis's works. Until recently he taught English and Philosophy in Bridgend.
Cath Drake is originally from Perth, and now resides in London. Her work has been published in anthologies and literary magazines in the UK, Australia and the US. Cath's pamphlet, Sleeping with Rivers, won the 2013 Mslexia/Seren Poetry Pamphlet Prize and was the Poetry Book Society summer choice in...
Catherine Fisher is the author of three volumes of poetry for Seren: Immrama, The Unexplored Ocean and Altered States. She is also a novelist for children; her books include The Conjurer's Game which was shortlisted for the Smarties prize in 1992 and has been serialised on Radio 5. She works as a...