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31 October 2008

Black Waves in Cardiff Bay anthology

Talented students from Cardiff’s creative writing course have had their poetry and prose published in a new anthology.

The book - Black Waves in Cardiff Bay - is a celebration of new and emerging voices from the prestigious MA course in creative writing at the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

11 new writers from around the world, who were students at the School during 2007 and 2008, are featured in the book.

Contributions include work by Nia Wyn, author of Blue Sky July which was shortlisted for Wales Book of The Year 2008 and William Muir, a novelist whose first book, The 18th Pale Descendant won the Commonwealth Writers Prize First Novel Award 2002.

The anthology was edited by Dr John Freeman, of the School: "This is the first ever commercially published anthology of Cardiff students’ work," said Dr Freeman. "I believe the writing here will surprise and delight readers by the very high standard of its achievement, its enormous variety, and its engrossing and enjoyable qualities; and that it can hold its own with any anthology of new writing you care to mention. See if you don’t think so when you have read it all."

Black Waves in Cardiff Bay is published on 1 November 2008 by Cinnamon Press. There will be an official book launch at the School on November 12th 2008 at 2pm, to which staff and students are invited.

Further information about the launch is available by emailing and the book is available via Amazon.