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

21 March 2017 - 10:35 am
The longlist for the Edge Hill Prize 2017 has just been announced, with Jo Mazelis’ gothic and uncanny short story collection, Ritual, 1969, featuring alongside forty other titles from both new and established writers, such as Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Susan Hill (The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror and I’m the King of the Castle) and Helen Oyeyemi (Mr Fox and Boy, Snow, Bird).The winner, to be announced at Edinburgh International Book...
9 March 2017 - 09:59 am
Two poems by Siobhán Campbell have been included in the Ó’Béal 4th Five Words Competition shortlist. ‘Milk’ tied for second place and was highly commended by the judges; another poem, ‘Eve’, also reached the shortlist.The shortlisted poems will appear in Five Words Vol X, which will be launched at Ó Bhéal on Monday the 10th of April 2017, along with an award presentation and readings from available contributors.View the full shortlist on the Ó Bhéal website. ...
8 March 2017 - 04:42 pm
The Immigration Handbook, Caroline Smith’s moving poetry collection inspired by stories heard every day in her role as Immigration Officer, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award.A few words from Caroline: “I've always believed that poetry and art lie not on the periphery of life as commentator, but at its centre as a driving force. That's why I'm thrilled that a collection like The Immigration Handbook has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award for...
2 March 2017 - 11:30 am
World Book Day is now in its 20th year, and once more we are celebrating all things literary.We want the world to discover our fantastic authors, and to help a few of you do just that, we’ve left a selection of Seren books in our favourite independent Cardiff cafés for lucky people to find and keep.If you find yourself in Cardiff today then keep your eyes peeled – you might well find a Seren book hiding somewhere near you! Take it, enjoy it, and pass it on to someone new to enjoy...
6 February 2017 - 12:02 pm
Poet Polly Atkin’s ‘Hope Cove’, one of the poems in her soon-to-be released debut collection, Basic Nest Architecture, has been shortlisted for the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2017.Judge Mary Noonan read over 2,200 entries before selecting the shortlist, and the poems selected will be published in an upcoming issue of Southward. You can see the full list of prize-winners and shortlisted poems on the Munster Literature Centre website.Polly’s debut...