Parthian Books is an independent publisher based in Cardigan, Wales. It was founded in 1993 by Lewis Davies and Gillian Griffiths. An editorially-led publishing house, Parthian publishes a range of contemporary fiction, poetry, non-fiction and drama, as well as art books. It is also involved in the European literary scene. Parthian’s motto is “A Carnival of Voices in Independent Publishing”.
Some of the authors that Parthian Books has published include Richard Owain Roberts, Alys Conran, Peter Lord, Rebecca F John, Tristan Hughes, Deborah Kay Davies, Professor Dai Smith, Rachel Trezise, Susmita Bhattacharya, Lewis Davies, Glen Peters and Jeni Williams. Parthian also publishes celebrity autobiographies, such as Griff Rhys Jones’ Insufficiently Welsh, and Boyd Clack’s Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.
Parthian receives financial support from the Welsh Books Council in the form of grants. The company is also responsible for publishing the Library of Wales series, a Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Books Council joint initiative.