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

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...
6 February 2017 - 11:03 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Jo Mazelis’ award-winning novel, Significance.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st March:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signup Significance was a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner, 2015. Up for grabs in this giveaway is a copy of the new edition of the book, printed to commemorate the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered announcement.About Significance:Lucy Swann is trying on a new life. She’s cut and dyed her...
30 January 2017 - 11:55 am
Ivy Alvarez’s poetry collection Disturbance has been named by Courtney LeBlanc as one of her best books of 2016, alongside authors such as Stephen King and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You can see the full list on Courtney’s blog, Word Perv. About Disturbance:Disturbance is a novel in verse by Ivy Alvarez that chronicles a multiple homicide, a tragic case of domestic violence, where a family was gunned down by the husband and father. The book features poems in a kaleidoscope...