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

1 August 2017 - 12:15 pm
Each month we are shining the spotlight on one outstanding author in celebration of Wales’ year of legends, and for August, this is the prize-winning author of poetry, essays and fiction, Robert Minhinnick.Minhinnick is the co-founder of the environmental organisation Sustainable Wales, and was formerly the editor of Poetry Wales. He has written for television, provided columns for The Western Mail and Planet, and published a number of books – short stories, poetry, novels, and...
26 July 2017 - 04:44 pm
Martyn Crucefix’s new collection, The Lovely Disciplines, is newly available from Seren.Composed with his characteristic grace and precision, these new poems step straight into a contemporary world where cursors blink, people Skype, consult Google Street View, make erotically-charged visits to the opticians, find ATM receipts in second-hand books of poetry. Such acuteness of observation is one of the ‘lovely disciplines’ in these vivid, exploratory poems that...
17 July 2017 - 01:25 pm
Summer is here and with it comes our half price sale. For one week only, enjoy 50% off our books – everything from poetry, novels, short stories, art, biography and our enduringly popular Mabinogion books are included, so what are you waiting for? Have a browse, and find some wonderful new reading material for these long summer nights.Sale ends midnight, Sunday 23 July.    
11 July 2017 - 09:58 am
Anne Lauppe-Dunbar’s absorbing debut novel Dark Mermaids has been shortlisted for the 2017 International Rubery Book Awards, fiction category.Set one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dark Mermaids follows West Berlin police officer Sophia, who is called upon to investigate the violent death of childhood friend Käthe. As she reluctantly delves into the sordid Stasi secrets of those she grew up with, Sophia uncovers a web of horrors about her own abusive past as a child...
3 July 2017 - 04:02 pm
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of The Women of Versailles, Kate Brown’s timeless and addictive debut novel.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st August:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup About The Women of Versailles:In The Women of Versailles, the narrative slips between the decadent world of Versailles during the reign of Louis XV and the day, just before the French revolution in 1789, that Versailles is stormed by the women of Paris and Louis XVI...