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DAI GEORGE

Somersault: Coming of Age Memoir

This year it turned ten years since my last in school. It was the year of new driving licenses, Stax soul, and Liverpool’s epic Champions League comeback against AC Milan: in many ways the happiest of my life so far, though in other more important respects my saddest.


NEWS

New Welsh Writing Awards 2016: University of South Wales Prize for Travel Writing opens for entries

We are delighted to announce The New Welsh Writing Awards 2016: University of South Wales Prize for Travel Writing is now opened for entries (19 January 2016) and closes at midnight on Sunday 3 April.
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 (c) From Stallion Ford image by Nicky Arscott
(c) From Stallion Ford image by Nicky Arscott

INTERVIEW NICKY ARSCOTT AND GREG KOEHLER

Stallion Ford, a Collaboration of Imagery and Poetry in Comic-Book Form

‘Stallion Ford’, a collaboration of imagery and poetry in comic book form between US poet Greg Koehler and Welsh visual artist and poet, Nicky Arscott, charts the experience of Samuel Roberts of Llanbrynmair, Powys (preacher, pacifist, vehement anti-slavery campaigner) to set up a Welsh utopia, Brynfynnon, in the wildernesses of Tennessee in 1857.


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03/02/2016

War and Peace Finale

As the final episode screens on Sunday, Nathan Llywelyn Munday previews the blockbuster winter-blues-beating epic, another major quality seller by BBC Wales

24/12/2015

The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion, Cardiff

Sophie Baggott is high on a sugar-rush of bizarre brilliance, featuring Gruff Rhys in a onesie, where political allegory and singalong combine with uproarious success

23/12/2015

Minging Detectives, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Despite it being Christmas, Alice Vernon finds she can only take so much sock puppetry

NEW Winter Multimedia

Audio reviews: Mary Jacob reviews short story collection Clown’s Shoes by Rebecca F John, Ashley Wakefield reviews poetry collection The Man at the Corner Table by Rosie Shepperd and Emma Musty reviews short story collection Dopplegangers by Mark Blayney. Plus watch an interview with Tony Bianchi about his novel Harry Selwyn’s Last Race and our Poetry Showcase video: Poems of goddesses and anti-heroines by Alys Conran, Polly Atkin, Stav Poleg and Claire Booker..

REVIEW GWEN DAVIES

What a Way to Go

Comparing this upbeat debut novel of two funerals and a wedding with Joe Dunthorne’s Submarine, Gwen Davies spots themes of terminality, true value, individual potential and facing eventualities more...

VINTAGE GEMS

NICHOLAS MURRAY

Trouble in Chatwin Country

Nicholas Murray, biographer of Bruce Chatwin, charts the literary assassination of a writer with a one-time legendary reputation... more...





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