Celebrating Parthian Books

Parthian Books is a Welsh publishing house based in Cardigan/Aberteifi which was established in 1993 in order to publish Director Richard Lewis Davies’ first novel, Work, Sex and Rugby. Parthian has gone on to become one of the most respected publishers in Wales and beyond. They publish an innovative range of new fiction, poetry and…… Continue reading Celebrating Parthian Books

Robin Reeves and Anna Lewis

All the submissions for the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers Competition have now been received and we’d like to thank everyone who sent in their stories and poems around the theme of adversity. The winner of the competition will be announced in September and an award ceremony will be held in November later this…… Continue reading Robin Reeves and Anna Lewis

Judge announced for the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers

We are incredibly pleased to announce the judge for the Search for the Next Generation of Welsh Writers is Dylan Thomas Prize winner, Rachel Trezise. Hailing from the Rhondda Valley, Trezise has been a solid fixture on the literary scene after the massive success of first book In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl and…… Continue reading Judge announced for the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers

Wales Book of the Year

Administered by Literature Wales and funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Wales Book of the Year is an annual prize which is awarded to the best Welsh and English-language works in Wales of the previous year. Established in 1992, it covers Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction, with a winner in each respective group both in…… Continue reading Wales Book of the Year

The Dylan Thomas Bookbus

If you’ve been to Latitude, Festival No 6, Greeman, Laugharne Weekend, Do Not Go Gentle or quite a few other events recently, then there’s a chance that you came into contact with Dylans Mobile Bookstore. Headed by respected author and literary aficionado Jeff Towns (otherwise known as the ‘Dylan Thomas Guy’), publicised by Joe Towns and driven by…… Continue reading The Dylan Thomas Bookbus

The Spoken Word in Wales

Welsh Performance Poetry Performance poetry can be defined as spoken word which is intended to appeal to a live audience. With a current slant towards the US style events of ‘Slam Poetry’, it is an art form which is adaptable and fluid. Enjoying a particularly popular time, performance poetry is  gaining acceptance in the mainstream open mic…… Continue reading The Spoken Word in Wales

The History of the National Eisteddfod of Wales

History of the Eisteddfod in Wales Held annually in the first week of August and alternating between North and South Wales host locations, the National Eisteddfod of Wales is a festival of literature, performance and music. Held entirely in the Welsh language, it recently celebrated its 150th anniversary of the modern day Nation Eisteddfod in…… Continue reading The History of the National Eisteddfod of Wales

Competition: Search for the next generation of Welsh Writers

Search underway for next generation of Welsh writers Budding writers from across Wales are being invited to enter a competition to have their work published in a new anthology of the nations’ most talented young scribes. The Welsh Writers’ Trust is teaming up with Parthian Books to publish an anthology which will include work by…… Continue reading Competition: Search for the next generation of Welsh Writers