Wales Book of the Year Award Nominee #3: Jemma L. King

We are delighted to announce that three of Parthian's recently published authors - Tyler Keevil, Jemma L. King and Meic Stephens - have been nominated for the prestigious Wales Books of the Year award, and will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous Parthian winners John Harrison (in 2013 and 2011) and Deborah Kay Davies (in 2009).

Jemma and Tyler will be attending and reading at the Parthian Rarebit event at Hay Festival on Monday 26 May 2014, 8.30pm as part of Parthian's 21st birthday bash. Be sure to purchase tickets here so that you can come down and congratulate them in person!



Nominee #3: Jemma L. King (for The Shape of a Forest [Parthian, 2013]; in the Roland Mathias Poetry Award category)

Poem: 'Amelia Earhart', 'Water Music', 'Nuclear ', 'Winter for the Robin', 'The Beginning' and 'Japan' (Taken from The Shape of a Forest, 2013)



Jemma L King teaches literature and creative writing at Aberystwyth University where she also completed her doctoral thesis. Winner of the Terry Hetherington Award for young writers in 2011, she has published her creative and academic work internationally. She is a founding member of the Centre for Women, Writing and Literary Culture and is a reviewer of contemporary literature for numerous publications. She has published a poetry collection, The Shape of a Forest, which has been long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2013, and her second poetry collection, The Undressed, will come out with Parthian in May 2014.


You can download the story in PDF format here. (If download does not start, then right click the link and select 'Save link as'.)


Selected bibliography

The Shape of a Forest (Parthian, 2013)

The Undressed (Parthian, 2014)


Contributed to

Cheval 6 (Parthian, 2013)

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