Thursday, 3 March 2011

BYT: 'Incredible' and 'breathlessly readable'. The Bright Young Things novels in New Welsh Review (91)

'Incredible' and 'breathlessly readable'. The Bright Young Things novels in New Welsh Review (91)

new welsh reviewThe latest pink issue of New Welsh Review (No. 91) reviews Fireball by Tyler Keevil and Hereditation by JP Smythe. The reviewers liked both books muchly. They said:
Tyler Keevil/ Fireball: 'As one of only four select books in Parthian's pioneering Bright Young Things series, designed to champion exceptional literary talent, Fireball pushes beyond the bounds of its genre, capturing the dynamics of friendship, seduction, and loss to impressive effect.... [a] breathlessly readable and confident debut.'
JP Smythe/ Hereditation'Hereditation comes with a weighty accolade. J.P.Smythe is one of four debut authors whose work make up Parthian's new series Bright Young Things. It's a fair amount of pressure for a first-time novelist but Smythe more than justifies inclusion: Hereditation is an incredible book.'
In other news...
The fifth book in the Bright Young Things series, an anthology of talented young poets, is due out in May 2011. Ten of the Best features the poets M.A.Oliver, S.T.Owen, Anna Lewis, Mab Jones and Alan Kellermann: innovators and artists. Follow them on twitter: @TenoftheBest
M.A.Oliver and Mab Jones from Ten of the Best and Susie Wild also all have poems in Parthian's forthcoming anthology of new writing talent Nu2: Memorable Firsts which also launches in May 2011.
The Raconteur
Susie has a new blog up on The Raconteur, all about Kindle Singles. Her own Kindle Single Arrivals is out at the end of April 2011.
BYT Live Dates...
Susie Wild is in conversation with Niall Griffiths at the Uplands Literary Salon @Noah's Yard, swansea on Wednesday 13 AprilEntry £3, 7pm - close.
Tyler Keevil is the main feature at The Crunch in Swansea @Mozart's, Walter Road on Thursday April 14. Free entry,  8.30pm til late.
Tyler Keevil and Susie Wild are both reading at the Laugharne Weekend on Friday 15 April, time and venue TBC. Susie will also be interviewing a most interesting guest on stage at the festival. Susie is also looking after the festival twitter account, tweeting from @Laugharne2011.

More dates TBC soon.
Thanks for reading and Happy World Book Day!

Susie Q x

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