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

10 April 2017 - 11:16 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Heat Signature, the new collection of poetry from prize-winning Irish poet Siobhán Campbell.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st April:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup About Heat Signature:There is a beautiful ruthlessness to the poetry of Siobhán Campbell. Her new collection, Heat Signature, is composed in her characteristically spikey voice: infused with an intelligence that resists easy answers to the conundrums that...
10 April 2017 - 10:09 am
Poet Nerys Williams, whose collection Sound Archive (Seren, 2011) won the Irish ‘Strong’ first volume prize (2012) and was nominated for a Forward first volume prize, has been announced as the writer who will undertake a literary residency in Brussels this May.The residency forms part of Barddoniaeth Colled | Poetry of Loss, a wider project commemorating the First World War. The project is delivered by Literature Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government’s Cymru...
31 March 2017 - 03:28 pm
Literature Wales has just announced the names of twenty-one writers who will receive a total of £70,000 in Writers’ Bursaries this year, and among the list are Seren writers Paul Henry and Meirion Jordan. As well as supporting new and unpublished writers, the bursaries are designed to help established authors ‘experiment and create innovative new work’.Meirion Jordan will be turning from poetry to work on his first novel, which is set in Wales and France in the aftermath...
31 March 2017 - 10:46 am
Hollie McNish’s ‘funny and serious, humane and consciousness-raising’ poetry collection, Nobody Told Me, has won the 2017 Ted Hughes Award.The book is a revealing and deeply personal combination of poetry and diary entries, following the author through her pregnancy seven years ago, through her daughter’s birth and early years. This is poetry that reports from the ‘frontline of motherhood’. McNish said the poems were in part about addressing the ‘stigma...
23 March 2017 - 11:23 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Writing on Water, the new short story collection by Maggie Harris.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st April:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup About Writing on Water:This is a varied collection containing stories such as 'Sending for Chantal', telling a tale of Caribbean migration, set around the story of a child who hasn't seen her mother since she was 4 and is now in her 30s, which was Regional Winner of...