Seren’s Authors

Information on all Seren’s authors.
Vanessa Lampert is a poet and acupuncturist from Oxfordshire. Her debut pamphlet On Long Loan was published by Live Canon and her first collection will be published by Seren in Spring 2023. In 2021 she won the Ver Poets Open Competition and the Edward Cawston Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition,...
Vernon Hopkins was a compositor for the Pontypridd Observer and bassist for local group, The Senators (later The Squires). Torn between his 9 to 5 job and the possibility of life as a musician he recruited Tom Jones to the band, and eventually decided to seek a recording contract in London. Hopkins...
Vuyelwa Carlin was born in South Africa in 1949, brought up in Uganda, and has lived for many years now in Shropshire. Her poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies in the UK and abroad. She has published four poetry collections to date and has won prizes in both the Cardiff and...
Wendy Holden was a respected journalist and war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, covering news stories around the world. She is the author of more than thirty non-fiction titles featuring remarkable men and women, many of which are international bestsellers and several of which have been...
Will Hayward is a multi award winning journalist and columnist based in Wales specialising in politics and investigative journalism. He is the Acting Political Editor of WalesOnline, the Western Mail and South Wales Echo where he is also a popular columnist. He has a passion for reporting on a huge...
Wiliam Owen Roberts was born in 1960. He was educated at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he studied Welsh Literature and Drama. He has worked as a script editor and writer for HTV and is now a freelance writer, mainly for television. He has published two novels, Bingo! (1985) and Y PIa...
Yanick Lahens lives in Haiti. She was born in Port au Prince before moving to France where she was educated at the Sorbonne. Her writing is uncompromising in its portrayal of life in the Caribbean. She occupies a very particular position in Haitian literature, because of her independence of spirit...
Ysanne Holt lectures on the History of Art at the Newcastle College of Art and Design and at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. She is an authority on twentieth century British art, especially at the Slade school.
Yvonne Reddick was born in Glasgow and grew up in Aberdeen, Berkshire and Kuwait. She won a Northern Writer’s Award for poetry in 2016. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as Stand and Shearsman, and been translated into Greek and Swedish. She lives in Manchester and works as an academic...
Zakia Carpenter-Hall is an American writer, tutor and critic living in the UK. Her poetry reviews and poems have both been published in Poetry Wales, The Poetry Review, Wild Court, Magma and elsewhere. She’s also had multiple reviews appear in Poetry London and on the Poetry School’s website. Human...