May looks set to be a significant month for literature: not only is the 26th Hay Festival almost upon us, but so too is the 21st birthday of Parthian Books, which was established in 1993 by director Richard Lewis Davies, Gillian Griffiths and Ravi Pawar. To celebrate, Parthian and the Library of Wales, in association with Hay, are offering a complimentary story, taken from the recent Story anthology volumes, every day for the whole month. That’s right. Totally free!
Every day throughout May, you will be able to visit this website to download your free story, drawn from a collection boasting the finest Welsh short fiction ever written and featuring some of the most talented literary names from both past and present, including the legendary Dylan Thomas and the award-winning Rachel Trezise, as well as read all about the chosen author.
Parthian will be at the Hay Festival in Powys on Monday 26th May celebrating our 21st birthday from 8.30pm at The Cube. Hosted by editor Susie Wild and director Lewis Davies, the gala reading party will feature a plethora of our talented and award-winning writers, including Rachel Trezise, Dan Tyte, Carly Holmes, Holly Müller, Sion Tomos Owen, Jemma L. King and Tyler Keevil. Tickets for this event cost £5 and can be bought here
. Come on down and celebrate with us!