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

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...
15 August 2017 - 02:34 pm
The Poetry Book Society have just revealed their Winter selections, and we are delighted to announce that Paul Deaton’s forthcoming debut collection, A Watchful Astronomy, has been named as a Recommendation, alongside books by Ahren Warner, Tim Dooley and Anne Michaels. A Watchful Astronomy is due for publication 30 October.See the full Winter Selections announcement on the Poetry Book Society’s website. About A Watchful Astronomy:The poems in A Watchful Astronomy, Paul Deaton...
7 August 2017 - 04:29 pm
Maggie Harris, poet and author of short story collection Writing on Water, has won third prize in the International Welsh Poetry Competition for her poem, ‘On watching a lemon sail the sea’.See the full list of winners and commended poems on the Welsh Poetry Competition Website, and read Maggie’s prize-winning poem.   
3 August 2017 - 09:50 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Black Shiver Moss, Graham Mort’s masterly tenth collection of poetry.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st September:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup About Black Shiver Moss:Graham Mort writes beautifully about North Yorkshire, but in Black Shiver Moss new places are made familiar by Mort’s vivid descriptions and evocations: landscapes and peoples as distant as South Africa and as close as...