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The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

18 October 2017 - 10:28 am
We are thrilled to announce that entries are now open for Seren’s Christmas Poetry Competition 2017.Submit your Christmas-themed poem now. The 2017 Christmas Poetry Competition is judged by Seren’s Poetry Editor, Amy Wack. You are invited to submit one poem with a Christmas theme for consideration, before the closing date (08 November). All submissions will be read and the winner will be announced on 27 November.What is the prize? The winning poem will be...
10 October 2017 - 09:42 am
The Wales Book of the Year shortlist has been revealed, and it features not one but two Seren authors.In the running for the Roland Mathias Poetry Award is Rhiannon Hooson’s beautifully resonant debut poetry collection, The Other City, with its sharply-focused poems, some referencing Greek mythology, others re-working Welsh history or exploring the idea of otherness and the uncanny. Joining Rhiannon’s debut on the shortlist are What Possessed Me by John Freeman (Worple) and Psalmody...
9 October 2017 - 02:05 pm
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of the hardback edition of Sugar Hall, Tiffany Murray’s truly haunting ghost story.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st November:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signupAbout Sugar Hall:Easter 1955 and Britain waits for a hanging. Dieter Sugar finds a strange boy in the red gardens at crumbling Sugar Hall – a boy unlike any he’s ever seen. As Dieter’s mother, Lilia, scrapes the mould and moths from the walls of...
6 September 2017 - 10:35 am
Gladstone’s Library have announced their 2018 Writers in Residence, and the four successful applicants are Polly Atkin, Basic Nest Architecture (Seren, 2017); Rachel Malik, Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves (Penguin Random House, 2017); Cal Flyn, Thicker Than Water (Harper Collins, 2016); and Keggie Carew, Dadland (Vintage, 2016)Now into its seventh year, Gladstone’s successful Writers in...
5 September 2017 - 04:15 pm
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Tony Conran’s milestone of translation, Welsh Verse.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st October:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signupAbout Welsh VerseWelsh Verse has made a triumphant return to print. Tony Conran’s unrivalled volume of Welsh poetry through the ages contains meticulous translations stretching from the sixth century to the late twentieth century. Virtually every significant poet (or poem: there are...