• Alison Binney wins Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020
  • Japan Stories is Jayne Joso's spellbinding new collection of stories and short fiction set in Japan. Together these narratives come together to create a mosaic of life in contemporary Japan, its people, its society, its thinking, its character, providing a window to a country we would all love to know more deeply. The perfect summer read. Available now

    Perfect summer reading from Jayne Joso
  • This autumn, brothers Owen and Tom Morgan take the nation’s tastebuds on an unforgettable getaway. Packed with over one hundred beautifully photographed, out of this world recipes Bar 44 Tapas y Copas has everything you need to bring a taste of Spain to your very own kitchen. Publishing 18 October. Pre-order now.

    “A great go-to recipe book.” – Matt Tebbutt, Saturday Kitchen

    The must-have tapas book of the year
  • Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change. By inviting us to fine-tune our senses and listen to the world around us, landmark anthology 100 Poems to Save the Earth, edited by Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans, is a call to action to fight the threat facing the only planet we have. Available now

    Poetry to save the Earth
  • What’s your favourite Seren book from the last 40 years?
  • Did you know you can now buy eBooks directly via the Seren website? We have a range of titles across poetry, fiction and non-fiction for you to choose from. Browse eBooks. Our eBook of the month recommendation is Lockdown Wales by Will Hayward.

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Alison Binney
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<p><strong>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em> Women&rsquo;s Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020</strong></p><p><em>Other Women&rsquo;s Kitchens</em> is Alison Binney&rsquo;s debut pamphlet of poems and introduces us to a gifted new voice who writes with flair and feeling about coming out...
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<p><em>&rsquo;Your museum is permanently magical&hellip; some in poems have raised fine architectural edifices, but most rare have been those who&hellip; have built a poem.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;</em>Isaac D&rsquo;Israeli to Sir John Soane, 1838</p><p>Universally captivating, Sir John Soane...
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Zoë Brigley
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<p>Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change.&nbsp;<em>100 Poems to Save the Earth</em>&nbsp;invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay attention to what we have been missing.&nbsp;The&nbsp;defining crisis of our time is revealed to be fundamentally a crisis of perception....
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<p><em>The Golden Valley </em>is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley&rsquo;s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration...
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Women's Work
Eva Salzman
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<p>With over 250 contributors, this generous selection of poetry by women with an emphasis on twentieth-century poetry in English features poets from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and New Zealand. Arranged by thematic chapters that touch on various aspects of modern life, this anthology aims to be a...
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Nia Wyn
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<p><strong>Glen Dimplex Prize Winner, Biography Category, 2009<br />Barnes &amp; Noble Discovery Prize Winner, 2009<br />Good Housekeeping Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2009<br />Wales Book of the Year Shortlisted, 2008</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s the...
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Patrick McGuinness
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<p><strong>WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2012</strong><br /><br /><strong>WINNER OF THE 2012 WRITERS GUILD AWARD FOR &#39;BEST FICTION BOOK&#39;</strong><br /><br /><strong>LONG-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p><strong>SHORT-...
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<p><em>Lime, Lemon &amp; Sarsaparilla </em>is a wonderful evocation of Italian immigration in south Wales from the turn of the century to the postwar years, when the Italian café was central to life in many small communities in the Valleys. This first detailed book on the subject follows the fortunes of Italian families such...
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Rhys Mwyn
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<h2>Pre-order now - Publishing 1 November 2021</h2><p><strong>The Slate landscape&nbsp;of Northwest Wales is&nbsp;now a&nbsp;<a href="https://businessnewswales.com/welsh-slate-landscape-uks-newest-unesco-wo... World Heritage site</a>.</strong></p><p>This country-wide addition to...
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Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<h2>Pre-order now - Publishing 18 October 2021</h2><p>Carolyn Jess-Cooke&rsquo;s new poetry collection is both keenly political and deeply personal. The opening poem &lsquo;now&rsquo; features a seemingly peaceful domestic scene of a family lounging at home as the starting point for meditation on history, time,...
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Polly Atkin
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<h2>Pre-order now &ndash; Publishing 18 October 2021</h2><p><strong>Poetry Book Society&nbsp;Winter Choice 2021</strong></p><p><em>Much With Body</em> is the startlingly original second collection by poet Polly Atkin. The beauty of the Lake District is both balm and mirror, refracting...
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Owen Morgan
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<h2>Pre-order Now &ndash; Publishing 18 October 2021</h2><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Celebrate with us in style at our three fantastic launches:</strong></p><p><strong>Tuesday 19th October</strong>, 6-9pm &ndash;&nbsp;Bar 44 Cardiff. Raising money for Velindre Cancer...
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Alison Binney
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<p><strong>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em> Women&rsquo;s Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020</strong></p><p><em>Other Women&rsquo;s Kitchens</em> is Alison Binney&rsquo;s debut pamphlet of poems and introduces us to a gifted new voice who writes with flair and feeling about coming out...
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Robert Seatter
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<p><em>&rsquo;Your museum is permanently magical&hellip; some in poems have raised fine architectural edifices, but most rare have been those who&hellip; have built a poem.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;</em>Isaac D&rsquo;Israeli to Sir John Soane, 1838</p><p>Universally captivating, Sir John Soane...
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Zoë Brigley
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<p>Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change.&nbsp;<em>100 Poems to Save the Earth</em>&nbsp;invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay attention to what we have been missing.&nbsp;The&nbsp;defining crisis of our time is revealed to be fundamentally a crisis of perception....
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<p><strong>&ldquo;No better way, perhaps, to salute the passionate commitment of Roland Mathias in transforming the reputation of Welsh poets writing in English than through the poetry he enabled. I, among many, have a career in literature to thank him for.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Gillian Clarke</strong></p><...
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Jayne Joso
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<p><em>Japan Stories</em> &ndash; a spellbinding collection of stories and short fiction set in Japan. Each centres on a particular character &ndash; a sinister museum curator, a son caring for his dementia-struck father, a widow in the far north reflecting on her provincial life, a young woman who returns to haunt her...
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Leslie Scase
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<p>In this new mystery Inspector Chard is confronted with another murder in bustling Victorian Pontypridd. On the face of it the case appears unremarkable, even if it isn&rsquo;t obviously solvable, but following new leads takes Chard into unexpected places. A second murder, a sexual predator, industrial espionage and a mining disaster...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&ldquo;Meredith at his darkest and funniest. This is the work of a master.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<strong>Tom&nbsp;Bullough</strong></em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The most wry, witty and wicked&nbsp;novel I expect to read this year.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<strong...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p>Award-winning novelist and poet Christopher Meredith&nbsp;publishes&nbsp;two new books simultaneously. Order them both as a set for the discounted price of &pound;15.00.&nbsp;</p><p>Christopher Meredith&rsquo;s new poetry collection&nbsp;<em>Still</em>, uses the title word as a fulcrum to...
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Real Port Talbot, Lynne Rees
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<p>Port Talbot is for many a version of the &lsquo;Valleys-by-the-sea&rsquo; and certainly its heavy industry, shoehorned into a narrow belt of flat land, feels like a twenty-first century throwback to coal-mining Rhondda. It is the result of an old fashioned local industrial baron building a port to export his coal, and of the...
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<p><em>The Golden Valley </em>is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley&rsquo;s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration...
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Patrick McGuinness
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<p>Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? <em>Jericho</em>, once seedy backstreets with Oxford&rsquo;s main porn cinema and an astonishing concentration of pubs, now mythologised by Philip Pullman and gentrified beyond the wildest imaginings of the...
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<p><em>&ldquo;When I write, I want to smash through something.&rdquo; </em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Writing is something without which you die.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;New technologies have fundamentally changed what it means to be a writer.&rdquo;</em></p...
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