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

12 June 2017 - 04:03 pm
The shortlist for the inaugural Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize has just been announced, and Seren poet Judy Brown’s collection Crowd Sensations is in the running, alongside five other great collections. In the words of the Ledbury Forte panel, the shortlist recognises the work of ‘serious writers’ and ‘ethical word-wizards’ whose poetry made the judges ‘rethink what a book, or collection, of poetry can be’.The Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize shortlist is...
12 June 2017 - 09:37 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Newspaper Taxis, an anthology of poems inspired by The Beatles.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st July:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup About Newspaper Taxis:In January 1963 the single 'Please, Please Me' shot to number one, heralding the start of both Beatlemania and the swinging sixties. In the next few years The Beatles wrote the template for pop music. Their songs defined popular culture at a time when it...
18 May 2017 - 10:54 am
In the 2017 election of new Fellows to the Learned Society of Wales, two Seren writers are among the 44 to have been elected: Jasmine Donahaye and Christopher Meredith.Election to Fellowship is a public recognition of academic excellence, and LSW Fellowship is keenly competed. Fellows are elected following a rigorous examination of their achievements in their relevant fields.  This election further strengthened the Society’s Fellowship by adding 44 new Fellows to its ranks, including...
14 May 2017 - 12:53 pm
Selected Seren titles are 50% off in celebration of International Dylan Thomas Day, a day celebrating the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, held on 14 May each year to mark the date Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at 92Y The Poetry Center, New York in 1953. Why not celebrate Dylan Day with one of our Dylan Thomas related titles – 50% off for today only.  Find out more about Dylan Thomas through Dylan Remembered: Volume One: 1914-1934...
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...