Memorable Firsts, the second Nu anthology, contains something for everyone-poetry, short stories, micro-fiction, and non fiction. This edition provides a platform for the most promising up-and-coming Welsh and Wales-based writers, including one of Parthian's 'Bright Young Things' authors and some of the best performance poets in the country. The title piece sets the tone for Nu2 perfectly, as these are the memorable first pieces of a new generation of authors.
Susie Wild is a writer, journalist and editor based in south Wales. She was born in London and her words have appeared all over the shop, including Bugged...Writings from Overhearings (CompletelyNovel.com, 2010), Nu: fiction & stuff (Parthian Books, 2009), Spilt Milk, Mslexia, The Stage, The Guardian, New Welsh Review, Planet, The Big Issue, Agenda, the BBC, and Clash Magazine. She regularly performs her poetry in dives and dance halls. The Art of Contraception is her first book. It was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 and won 'Fiction Book of the Year' in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010. Her Kindle ebook novella 'Arrivals' was released globally through Parthian Books in May 2011. Susie also has three poems in the Parthian anthology Nu2: Memorable Firsts (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nu2-Memorable-Firsts-Tomos-Owen/dp/1906998299) which was published in July 2011. She is the editor at Parthian Books, the hostess of Cardiff Literary Salon, literary programmer at Do Not Go Gentle festival and a co-organiser of xx women's writing festival. Most recently she has edited Rarebit, an illustrated anthology of 21 short stories, released through Parthian on 1st January 2014.