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

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...
3 July 2017 - 11:23 am
We are saddened to have the news that author Tony Bianchi has passed away. A novelist in Welsh and English, a cultural commentator and administrator of rare clarity and incisiveness, Tony's contribution to the literatures of Wales will be long remembered and much valued. A warm and generous man, Tony was also a great campaigner for political causes of the left. Many of us will particularly remember his involvement in the Wales Anti-Apartheid Movement. A Geordie fluent in Welsh, a climber, a...
30 June 2017 - 02:22 pm
With it being Wales’ Year of Legends, what better time could there be to discover the rich mythological history of our land? Martin Griffiths’ new astronomy book, Dark Land, Dark Skies, does just that – and now Martin is getting ready to tour Wales with his fascinating Celtic interpretation of the stars.The tour kicks off with the Dark Land, Dark Skies book launch, tonight, at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitors Centre, Libanus. Martin will introduce the legendary Welsh...
18 June 2017 - 10:08 am
To all Dads, Grandads and those soon-to-be: we wish you a very happy Father’s Day. In celebration, we are happy to announce that all orders placed on our website in the next week will come with a complimentary ‘Dad joke’ to add to your collection. How do backwards poets write?Inverse Mums, children, friends – we are so sorry. Because surely Dad won’t be able to resist treating himself to Mike Rees’ fascinating Men Who Played the Game...
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...