(c) Nick Danziger
(c) Nick Danziger


Truth and Reconciliation in Burma

‘Please feel free to interview the children,’ boomed the owner of a Rangoon ‘recycling factory’, nodding at a dozen barefoot labourers, adding in a theatrical whisper, ‘apart from the ones who are younger than twelve.’ In a nearby field back-bent girls paused from planting rice, stretched their stooped spines and giggled for the camera: ‘Photograph me, sir, not her. I am the beautiful one.’ Across town in a busy tea shop, a waiter served two would-be German investors with the words, ‘Welcome to Burma. Do you know about the massacres which followed the 1988 uprising?’



Wonderfulgood: A Look at Variety in the Dublin Performance Scene

Alicia Byrne Keane enjoys the freedom, variety and interdisciplinary panache of Dublin’s Wonderfulgood Collective


Dylan Ha Ha Ha: Dylan Thomas at the National Library

Amy McCauley, immune to ‘Dylanmania’, visits the major touring ‘Dylan’ show at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and is reminded, in ‘this most playful of exhibitions’ of a ‘damned funny’ poet with a ‘pathologically quick imag


Gregory Peck, Evel Knievel and the Chartists: on My Family and Other Superheroes

Cardiff International Poetry Competition nominee Jonathan Edwards describes the process of combining history, ancestors and popular culture in his debut collection for Seren, My Family and Other Superheroes

NEW Multimedia Content

Caroline Stockford talks to Daniel Williams about Dylan Thomas and the Beats, exclusively available for subscribers only: log in here to watch. Also to Jo Mazelis about her story 'The Key' and to Rob Mimpriss who presents a north Walian fiction showcase in stories inspired by one hundred years of records at Denbigh Asylum. Plus: check out our early summer podcast with our first ever NWR bookclub, plus interviews with Cynan Jones and Carly Holmes.


The Third Tower: Journeys in Italy

Jemma L King enjoys a ‘perfect’ book by Antal Szerb, both in terms of content and aesthetics, and is enlightened by its first-hand account of Mussolini’s Italy more...



Pulp Kitchen

The UK may have no shortage of home-grown psychopaths but we are rapidly running up a trade deficit in criminologists. Lone maverick investigators are being imported in record numbers and chilly Scandinavia, for the moment, has cornered the market. more...

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