Cath Barton signed for Hieronymus Bosch-inspired short story collection

We are thrilled to announce that Cath Barton has signed with Retreat West Books for her short story collection, The Garden Of Earthly Delights, which is inspired by the work of Dutch painter, Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). The collection will publish in early 2021.

Cath Barton

Cath Barton is an English writer who lives in South Wales. She won the New Welsh Writing AmeriCymru Prize for the Novella 2017 for The Plankton Collector, now published by New Welsh Review under their Rarebyte imprint, and was given a special mention in the Saboteur Awards Best Novella category 2019. Her second novella, In the Sweep of the Bay, will be published by Louise Walters Books in September 2020.

Cath is active in the online flash fiction community and is a regular contributor to Wales Arts Review. You can find her on Twitter @CathBarton1 and keep up to date with her writing news on her website.

Amanda Saint, publisher and commissioning editor at Retreat West Books, said: “I have long been a fan of Cath’s writing, which is able to cross continents, genders, genres and voices with ease, to instantly pull you into the fantastic little worlds she creates in her short stories. I am very excited to bring this wonderful collection out.”

Cath said: “I am thrilled that Retreat West Books will be publishing my collection of ‘Bosch’ short stories. I’ve had invaluable support in completing this from the short story writer and novelist, Catherine Merriman, through Literature Wales’ 2018 Mentoring Scheme for Writers. I really admire Amanda Saint’s publishing model with its commitment to environmental sustainability, which obviously strikes a chord with readers. I’m very much looking forward to our collaboration.”

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