News

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

31 July 2018 - 10:25 am
The Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker’ longlist has just been revealed and Naomi Kruger’s debut novel, May, is one of 140 titles to be nominated. Also on the list are a number of books by fellow Welsh independent publishers: Ironopolis by Glen James Brown (Parthian), Ash by Alys Einion (Honno), Albi by Hilary Shepherd (Honno), and The Offline Project by Dan Tyte (Graffeg).Voting is open for just one week –...
10 July 2018 - 02:55 pm
We are thrilled to announce that Maria Donovan’s debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Rubery Book Award’s Fiction category. The Chicken Soup Murder is one of eight titles to reach the shortlist.Part crime fiction and murder mystery, part meditation on grieving, friendship and family, The Chicken Soup Murder is a coming-of-age story narrated with resilience and humour by Michael, whose cosy young life is threatened by...
29 June 2018 - 10:08 am
Award-winning playwright and author Barney Norris has been named as one of the Royal Society of Literature’s new 40 Fellows under 40. Playwrights Bola Agbaje and James Graham join him on the diverse list, which is 73% female and 30% BAME.‘We want the pulse of the RSL to keep time with the efflorescing, irrepressible, bold expressiveness of what writers are writing now, and we share a passionate commitment to what literature can do. Some of the writers will be using T S Eliot’s...
25 June 2018 - 10:42 am
In preparation for National Poetry Day, BBC Local Radio has commissioned new poems for #PoetryForAChange – twelve UK poets, including our very own Katrina Naomi (author of The Way the Crocodile Taught Me) will be writing under the theme of ‘change’: real-life changes big or small; external events that prove to be turning points for a community; or a glimpse of new possibilities that transform thoughts and feelings.The poems will be broadcast on...
21 June 2018 - 10:06 am
Tune in to Private Passions on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday at 12:00pm, when Seren poet Kim Moore will be in conversation with host Michael Berkeley.In this episode of Private Passions, Kim Moore explores her musical passion for brass, from Handel's Messiah through to Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, taking in the Grimethorpe Colliery Band on the way. She tells Michael Berkeley how she started writing, and about The Art of Falling, her prize-winning debut...