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The Welsh Man – New ‘Cymru Noir’ Novel

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Welsh writer Dave Lewis has just launched his fourth novel, an uncompromising look at the British underworld played out against a background of love and harsh landscapes. Following on from the success of his ‘Cymru noir’ technothriller Hagar trilogy this time Lewis takes us deeper into the human heart. As the tag line for the novel says, “the streets can be savage but so can the heart”. Paul Thorne is no angel.  A hard man […]

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Poetry Book Awards – Winners!

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Jocelyn Simms Wins The International Poetry Book Awards The contest organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious contest, judged by Welsh poet and writer Dave Lewis, and the overall winner was Jocelyn Simms for her book ‘Tickling the Dragon’. The winners were as follows: 1st Prize          TICKLING THE DRAGON – Jocelyn Simms, France 2nd Prize         THE WOMAN WITH AN OWL TATTOO – Anne Walsh Donnelly, Mayo, Ireland 3rd Prize          HEFT – David J Costello, Wallasey, England Judges’ comments can be viewed on the competition web […]

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Poetry Book Awards – Shortlist

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The organisers of the Poetry Book Awards have just announced the shortlist of winners for the 2020 contest with some fabulous poetry collections. ‘Amongst our top ten we have various themes: barrack banter, Spanish art, drug addiction and redemption, sexual awakening, personal narratives, the nuclear age, nature and myth, life and death and of course love.  Proof, if it were needed that modern poets can shine just as bright as the old familiar names. If […]

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Poetry Book Awards

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After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book! Longlist (in no particular order) Arthur Allen  – The Nurseryman Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten David […]

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Literature Wales Survey

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As some of you may know, Literature Wales, whose job is to promote Welsh writers, also sends a newsletter out. Although they rarely seem to want to promote grass roots projects like this one, or the two international poetry contests we run they do sometimes have to justify their funding by asking people what they think of their service. Well, now is your chance to do just that. The Literature Wales Newsletter is currently under […]

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Most Popular Pages

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Hi all Just a quick post to list the most viewed pages on our website so far, amongst the ‘writers’ pages.  It’s early days yet of course but interesting to see who the public are looking at.  Unique page impressions correct as of 8th April 2020. Louise Shelley – 450 John Evans – 272 Iris Gower – 253 Harri Webb – 250 Bernard Knight – 249 Dave Lewis – 248 Kate Roberts – 243 Chris […]

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Call for Submissions

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The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020 is now open and accepting entries. The contest is the biggest in Wales and now in its 14th year.  Set up by Welsh writer Dave Lewis in 2007, the competition is now a regular fixture in the literary calendar and respected throughout the world for the high quality of winning poets it uncovers. The organisers will be offering the following prizes: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3d […]

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Poetry Book Awards

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The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by independent or small presses. Even though more and more people are enjoying and participating in creative writing it is becoming increasingly difficult to become traditionally published, especially in the poetry world. Most of the top book prizes and competitions do not allow self published authors to enter. If they […]

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BookBub

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BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover books they’ll love while providing publishers and authors with a way to drive sales and find new fans. Upon joining, members receive unbeatable deals selected by our expert editorial team, handpicked recommendations from people they trust, and real-time updates from their favourite authors. BookBub works with all major ebook retailers and devices, and partners with thousands of the industry’s leading publishers and authors to […]

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Goodreads

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You may or not have heard of ‘Goodreads’ but if you like books, writers and literature then maybe you should take a look. It’s the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007. A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads See what books your friends are reading Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to […]