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.
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.