Celebrating Seren Books

Based in Bridgend, Seren is an independent literary publisher which specialises in English-language writing from Wales. It was founded by Cary Archard, a then-English teacher from Bridgend, to publish the works of Poetry Wales from his kitchen table. The press briefly moved to Dannie Abse’s garage and also endured a brief stint in an abattoir…… Continue reading Celebrating Seren Books

Dannie Abse – A Tribute

In the same week we celebrated National Poetry Day, we also sadly parted with one of Wales’ most talented writers – Dannie Abse, who passed away last Sunday, aged 91. As a young man, Abse started down a rather different career path; studying medicine at Cardiff University (then the University College of South Wales and…… Continue reading Dannie Abse – A Tribute

Robin Reeves and the New Welsh Review

Today, The New Welsh Review is renowned as Wales’s most prestigious literary magazine. Yet its transformation into this admired publication would not have been possible without a figure of equally prestigious standing – Robin Reeves. A lifelong journalist and long term supporter of the Welsh Writers Trust, Reeves gained cultural prominence on the Welsh arts…… Continue reading Robin Reeves and the New Welsh Review

In Memory of Nigel Jenkins

Nigel Jenkins was a much-loved and internationally renowned writer. It is with deep sadness – felt and expressed both by those who knew him personally and those who did not – that 2014 has played witness to his passing. Born in 1949 in Gorseinon, near Swansea, Nigel Jenkins studied Literature and Film at the University…… Continue reading In Memory of Nigel Jenkins