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

30 June 2017 - 02:22 pm
With it being Wales’ Year of Legends, what better time could there be to discover the rich mythological history of our land? Martin Griffiths’ new astronomy book, Dark Land, Dark Skies, does just that – and now Martin is getting ready to tour Wales with his fascinating Celtic interpretation of the stars.The tour kicks off with the Dark Land, Dark Skies book launch, tonight, at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitors Centre, Libanus. Martin will introduce the legendary Welsh...
18 June 2017 - 10:08 am
To all Dads, Grandads and those soon-to-be: we wish you a very happy Father’s Day. In celebration, we are happy to announce that all orders placed on our website in the next week will come with a complimentary ‘Dad joke’ to add to your collection. How do backwards poets write?Inverse Mums, children, friends – we are so sorry. Because surely Dad won’t be able to resist treating himself to Mike Rees’ fascinating Men Who Played the Game...
12 June 2017 - 04:03 pm
The shortlist for the inaugural Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize has just been announced, and Seren poet Judy Brown’s collection Crowd Sensations is in the running, alongside five other great collections. In the words of the Ledbury Forte panel, the shortlist recognises the work of ‘serious writers’ and ‘ethical word-wizards’ whose poetry made the judges ‘rethink what a book, or collection, of poetry can be’.The Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize shortlist is...
12 June 2017 - 09:37 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Newspaper Taxis, an anthology of poems inspired by The Beatles.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st July:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup About Newspaper Taxis:In January 1963 the single 'Please, Please Me' shot to number one, heralding the start of both Beatlemania and the swinging sixties. In the next few years The Beatles wrote the template for pop music. Their songs defined popular culture at a time when it...