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

26 July 2017 - 04:44 pm
Martyn Crucefix’s new collection, The Lovely Disciplines, is newly available from Seren.Composed with his characteristic grace and precision, these new poems step straight into a contemporary world where cursors blink, people Skype, consult Google Street View, make erotically-charged visits to the opticians, find ATM receipts in second-hand books of poetry. Such acuteness of observation is one of the ‘lovely disciplines’ in these vivid, exploratory poems that...
17 July 2017 - 01:25 pm
Summer is here and with it comes our half price sale. For one week only, enjoy 50% off our books – everything from poetry, novels, short stories, art, biography and our enduringly popular Mabinogion books are included, so what are you waiting for? Have a browse, and find some wonderful new reading material for these long summer nights.Sale ends midnight, Sunday 23 July.    
11 July 2017 - 09:58 am
Anne Lauppe-Dunbar’s absorbing debut novel Dark Mermaids has been shortlisted for the 2017 International Rubery Book Awards, fiction category.Set one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dark Mermaids follows West Berlin police officer Sophia, who is called upon to investigate the violent death of childhood friend Käthe. As she reluctantly delves into the sordid Stasi secrets of those she grew up with, Sophia uncovers a web of horrors about her own abusive past as a child...
3 July 2017 - 04:02 pm
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of The Women of Versailles, Kate Brown’s timeless and addictive debut novel.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st August:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup About The Women of Versailles:In The Women of Versailles, the narrative slips between the decadent world of Versailles during the reign of Louis XV and the day, just before the French revolution in 1789, that Versailles is stormed by the women of Paris and Louis XVI...
3 July 2017 - 11:23 am
We are saddened to have the news that author Tony Bianchi has passed away. A novelist in Welsh and English, a cultural commentator and administrator of rare clarity and incisiveness, Tony's contribution to the literatures of Wales will be long remembered and much valued. A warm and generous man, Tony was also a great campaigner for political causes of the left. Many of us will particularly remember his involvement in the Wales Anti-Apartheid Movement. A Geordie fluent in Welsh, a climber, a...