Publishers Parthian Books and Bee Books are collaborating on The Valley, The City, The Village, a project in which six writers from Wales and India explore each other’s countries and use these experiences to provoke and inspire new writing. 

Each group of writers has toured the other nation, and the project has already seen a new Welsh book launched at the Kolkata Book Fair in India and group appearances at Hay and Llansteffan Festivals, as well as a residency at Ty Newydd in North Wales, among many other public events spanning across Wales. A special edition of Wales Arts Review was published following the Welsh writers’ tour of India in spring 2017  

The project will culminate in a trilingual publication of new writing in Bengali, English and Welsh.

Listen to the podcast from the Hay Festival 2017 exploring the ideas and conversations behind the Valley, the City, the Village project

Sion Tomos Owen, who is one of the Welsh writers, and also a filmmaker created two wonderful videos that show highlights of the writers in India and Wales. Watch the video of the writers in Wales / Watch the video of the writers in India 

This project is part of India Wales, a joint initiative between Wales Arts International and the British Council that supports artistic collaboration and exchange between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and India. Find out more about India Wales 


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