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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

We’re currently looking for three new non-executive directors to join the Seren board and support our new strategic direction over the coming three...
May 2022 - 10:51 am
Michael O’Brien was notoriously falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Cardiff newsagent in 1988. His sentence was overturned in 1999 and he...
May 2022 - 11:05 am
Hay Festival have announced the recipients of their 2022 festival medals and award-winning poet and author Robert Minhinnick has been awarded this...
April 2022 - 11:25 am
Seren poet Robert Walton has been highly commended in the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2022 for his poem ‘Den’.  Judged by Adam ...
April 2022 - 14:16 pm
Amid the current tumult in Europe, Wales has quietly lost one of its finest poets: Ruth Bidgood died on 4 March, just a few months short of her...
March 2022 - 11:26 am
From 1st February, award-winning Welsh poets Zoë Brigley and Rhian Edwards are joining the Seren team as joint Poetry Editors. Taking over from Amy ...
January 2022 - 09:32 am
We are very sorry to have the news of the passing of John Haynes, a lovely person and a fine poet. John lived a various and active life and published...
December 2021 - 10:38 am
Earlier this month, we published Where The Birds Sing Our Names, a new anthology published to raise money for Tŷ Hafan Childrens’ Hospice in Sully,...
December 2021 - 10:11 am
Congratulations to Robert Walton, author of Sax Burglar Blues, whose poem ‘Dun’ has been highly commended in the Troubadour International Poetry...
December 2021 - 10:16 am
Congratulations to Siobhán Campbell who has won the Listowell Writers’ Week Poem of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021. Siobhán won with...
November 2021 - 14:38 pm

Events

Hay-on-Wye
Friday 27th May, 10:00
In this interactive event, Eric Ngalle Charles shares stories on place, memory and language inspired by his debut poetry collection Homelands (Seren...
Teignmouth
Saturday 28th May, 20:00
Katrina Naomi’s latest project, Same But Different, is a poetic collaboration with Helen Mort, published in Sept 2021 by Hazel Press. Her most recent...
Teignmouth
Sunday 29th May, 10:30 to 13:00
'What Makes a Prize-Winning Poem?' Katrina Naomi knows about competition success – only last year she won the prestigious Keats-Shelley Competition...
Hay-on-Wye
Saturday 4th June, 19:00
The celebrated Welsh writers and poets read their work in a special evening for poetry. Robert Minhinnick has been awarded this year’s Hay Festival...
Hay-on-Wye
Sunday 5th June, 16:00
Kate Noakes forthcoming book, Real Hay-on-Wye (Seren, 2022), combines memoir, anecdote, social history and arcane facts with subversive wit to...

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