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

22 July 2016 - 02:18 pm
Jasmine Donahaye’s powerful memoir, Losing Israel, triumphed in the Creative Non-Fiction category against strong competition.The three titles shortlisted for the Open University in Wales Creative Non-Fiction award all, in very different ways, dealt with examining Wales’ position in the world, themes of globalisation and the significance of culture.Wales Unchained by Daniel G. Williams (University of Wales Press) was praised for its brilliantly entertaining, scholarly prose. Woman...
19 July 2016 - 11:36 am
Aled Rhys Hughes has been visiting Mametz Wood, the site of the most significant battle in World War I for Welsh troops, for over five years. The striking contemporary photographs Hughes has taken over this period have just been published in Mametz, to mark the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood.What inspired Hughes to keep returning to this landscape? Hughes explores this question in two special radio broadcasts, on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru, both available to listen to online....
8 July 2016 - 10:52 am
Congratulations to Jasmine Donahaye for winning the New Welsh Writing Awards 2016 Best Travel Book Poll for Losing Israel, a moving and honest account of the author’s relationship with Israel, which spans travel writing, nature writing and memoir. Voted for by the public, Losing Israel was the overwhelming winner from a shortlist of three titles that comprised Wildwood: A Journey through Trees by Roger Deakin (Penguin) and A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor (John Murray). Losing...
1 July 2016 - 11:31 am
Congratulations to Carolyn Jess-Cooke, whose short story ‘Septembers’ won the Fiction Category of this year’s Northern Writers’ Awards. The awards are held annually by New Writing North to recognise writing talent in the North of England.Judge Euan Thorneycroft had this to say about ‘Septembers’:This was actually the first entry that I read, and that can sometimes be a bit of curse for an author ... But when I first read this, I knew it was going to be...
28 June 2016 - 03:46 pm
Kim Moore has been shortlisted for the Cumbria/Lakeland Book of the Year with her poetry collection, The Art of Falling.There are 20 books shortlisted with six prizes on offer: The Striding Edge Productions Prize for Guides and PlacesThe Latitude Press Prize for Illustration and Presentation  The Zeffirellis Prize for People and Business  The Bookends Prize for Arts and Literature   The Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition   and finally, the...