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

6 February 2017 - 12:02 pm
Poet Polly Atkin’s ‘Hope Cove’, one of the poems in her soon-to-be released debut collection, Basic Nest Architecture, has been shortlisted for the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2017.Judge Mary Noonan read over 2,200 entries before selecting the shortlist, and the poems selected will be published in an upcoming issue of Southward. You can see the full list of prize-winners and shortlisted poems on the Munster Literature Centre website.Polly’s debut...
6 February 2017 - 11:03 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Jo Mazelis’ award-winning novel, Significance.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st March:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup Significance was a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner, 2015. Up for grabs in this giveaway is a copy of the new edition of the book, printed to commemorate the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered announcement.About Significance:Lucy Swann is trying on a new life. She’s cut and dyed her...
30 January 2017 - 11:55 am
Ivy Alvarez’s poetry collection Disturbance has been named by Courtney LeBlanc as one of her best books of 2016, alongside authors such as Stephen King and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You can see the full list on Courtney’s blog, Word Perv. About Disturbance:Disturbance is a novel in verse by Ivy Alvarez that chronicles a multiple homicide, a tragic case of domestic violence, where a family was gunned down by the husband and father. The book features poems in a kaleidoscope...
16 January 2017 - 02:45 pm
It may be Blue Monday but nevertheless it’s a bright day for new Welsh literature, as Seren, along with four other Welsh publishers, has received a 3-year grant from the Welsh Books Council.The £250,000 grant, shared between Seren, Parthian, Gomer, Honno Press and (for the first time) Firefly Press, will provide funding for a wonderfully varied range of new titles, to be released over the next three years.‘We thank the Welsh Books Council for their continued support, which...
4 January 2017 - 02:48 pm
Poet Katrina Naomi has been awarded an international grant to help fund her new project, ‘Basho & Beyond’. The grant is being taken from the Artists' international development fund, funded by the British Council and Arts Council England.For the project, Katrina will undertake a 5-week writing visit to Japan, where she will write poems in response to walking in rural and urban areas. Here is what Katrina had to say about receiving the grant, and her aims for the...