The Slovak Embassy in London was the site for the launch of Peter Kristufek's House of the Deaf Man last night (15th Oct), where actor Fraser Cains took those in attendance through a dark tour of Slovakia's dark twentieth-century history, seen through the eyes of an ageing doctor and his son.
Chaired by Zuzana Slobodova and introduced by Ambassador Miroslav Wlachovsky, Cains read from the English translation of Kristufek's 2012 novel Dom hluchého to an enraptured audience, who proceeded to purchase every single copy we had available!
Fear not! For those who missed out, you can now order The House of a Deaf Man from the Parthian store by clicking here. And remember, P&P is free.
Nigel Jarrett's debut poetry collection Miners at the Quarry Pool (2013) "should achieve similar levels of acclaim" to his "widely commended" short story collection Funderland (2011), writes Michael Nott in the autumn 2014 issue of New Welsh Review.
Nott finds much to like in the collection, noting that Jarrett's imbuing of his subject matter - which spans global conflict, memory, death, and the evocative tendencies of the photograph, among others - with "his wit and remarkably sustained musical ear", results in a "haunting", "technically interesting", "tautly constructed" and "provocative" selection of verse.
You can buy Miners at the Quarry Pool here.
Read the full review here.
A listen again radio round up for you, as not 1, not 2 but 3 of our authors have taken to the airwaves recently...
Listen again to Tom Anderson on Good Morning Wales on BBC Radio Wales this morning, talking about his new novel The Actaeon Tide, the world of publishing, #SuperThursday, new under the sun, his launch event at new under the sun @Porter's, Cardiff on Thurs 16th October, and his event with John Harrison at Made in Roath festival next week (Forgotten Footprints and Actaeon Tides) ... From about 01:24:15 in.
Daniel Tyte ('He's very dapper!') went on BBC Radio Wales again on Tuesday to promote the new paperback version of Half Plus Seven ('Perfect for Christmas!') (You can listen in here from about 7min 50s in). Also see Dan at new under the sun @Porter's, Cardiff on Thurs 16th October and Rarebit & Cawl: Parthian New Voices (Literary readings) at Made in Roath on Sunday 19th October.