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News

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

30 March 2011 - 05:13 pm
Graham Mort's book of Short Stories Touch, has been longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Touch, was published by Seren in 2010, is on this year's long-list with an impressive range of award-winning writers. Touch includes a Bridport prize-winning story "The Prince" and was described by Novelist and Bridport judge Tracy Chevalier as "the writing is word-perfect.. with the story quietly remarking on how something out of the ordinary both does and doesn't affect daily...
29 March 2011 - 12:19 pm
Pascale Petit will be reading from What the Water Gave Me, at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. A poetry collection containing fifty-two poems in the voice of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Some of the poems are close interpretations of Kahlo's work, others are parallels or version homages where Petit draws on her experience as a visual artist to create alternative 'paintings' with words. Saturday 2nd April 1.30-2.30pm YMCA, Swindon Road, Cheltenham GL50 4AZ. Please visit Cheltenham Poetry...
21 March 2011 - 01:16 pm
We are giving away 5 proof copies of Tony Bianchi's latest novel Daniel's Beetles, 10 weeks before official publication. Daniel's Beetles is the author's translation of his prizewinning Welsh novel, Pryfeta. Daniel’s Beetles is an absorbing, unnerving novel about memory and forgetting, stories and lies. It describes our attempts to recreate ourselves in ways we can never fully control. All you have to do is write Daniel's Beetles in the subject line of an email and send to seren@...
17 March 2011 - 10:24 am
Swansea-based author Roshi Fernando is one of six authors shortlisted for the 2011 Sunday Times EFG Bank Short Story Award, with the winner to be announced at the Oxford Literary Festival on April 8th 2011. Roshi, whose work was first anthologised by Seren has been shortlisted for her story 'The Fluorescent Jacket', part of her first novel Homesick which won the Impress Prize for New Writers in 2009 and was published by Impress last year. Roshi Fernando's work appears in Sing Sorrow Sorrow...
10 March 2011 - 09:46 pm
Ruth Bidgood's 10th collection Time Being (Seren 2009) has been shortlisted for one of Wales' top literary prizes to be awarded next month. The £3,000 Roland Mathias Prize for Welsh writing in English will be awarded on 8th April 2011. The biennial prize is awarded for a work published during the last two years in the field of poetry, short stories, literary criticism or Welsh history. To qualify, the author must live, or have been born, in Wales.