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    Poem and Interview with Steven Hastings to Celebrate National Poetry Day 2021

    Memory Clinic II Welcome to the memory clinic. Do you know why you are here?                                                                                     Because I have dementia.                                                 (#                                                 No longer knows …

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    Lord of All the Dead

    Many families have a mythic figure somewhere down the line. Mythic in this context, though, usually means larger than life. They are the relative or ancestors talked about at family get-togethers, their exploits recounted endlessly, typically exaggerated beyond recognition. Yet the mythic status con …

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    Elaine Morgan: A Life Behind the Screen

    In 1990, Elaine Morgan ended her forty-year career as a script writer for television and radio with a piece for Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. She was seventy, and, as always, the sharpest observer of what was really going on. Considering her diminishing opportunities, she concluded:   It was no longe …

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    The End of the Yellow House

    When Chief Superintendent Lepinov’s bloated, battered body is discovered in a well with a padded wooden box placed over his bashed-in head on the opening page of Alan Bilton’s The End of the Yellow House, one might suppose this is the beginning of a mystery novel. This notion is reinforced soon afte …

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‘Echoes from a Small Country’: Remembering Siân James

Katie Gramich remembers Siân James, noting how, in her fiction, class and gender intermingle and exacerbate the oppression in women’s lives

PUBLISHED ON: 07/10/21

CATEGORY: Essays, Obituary, Photo essay

The novelist and short story writer, Siân James, who recently died at the age of ninety, was a significant and distinctive voice in Anglophone Welsh f …

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Lumen

Katrina Naomi is delighted by a poetry collection that is exuberant, smart, utterly original and full of dog-originating philosophy for wellbeing and recovery

PUBLISHED ON: 01/10/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Tiffany Atkinson’s Lumen begins with a quotation from Aneurin Bevan, which feels as radical and apposite now as it did when he said it in 1948:   …

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Marketing & Publicity Vacancy at New Welsh Review: Extended Deadline

New Welsh Review magazine and books editor Gwen Davies writes about an exciting paid opportunity in publishing and the arts

PUBLISHED ON: 30/07/21

CATEGORY: Job Vacancy

If you are seeking a marketing post in a publishing or arts company, this is an exciting opportunity to promote our literary magazine editions and boo …

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Say That My Illness Were a Fairy Child

Poem by Jenny Pagdin

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

…and that for years I carried her unwittingly but when the pangs came for him she slipped out too, like a seal pup. Say I blew raspberries into her …

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The Queen of Romance, Marguerite Jervis: A Biography by Liz Jones

Bookclub chaired by Natalia Elliot discussing The Queen of Romance by Liz Jones, a biography of Marguerite Jervis

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/21

CATEGORY: Bookclub video

Bookclub discussing the biography, The Queen of Romance, by Liz Jones, about the mass-selling romance novelist Marguerite Jervis (1886-1964), who was …

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The Stitcher and the Mute

Natalia Elliot reviews this political crime fantasy by DK Fields (Head of Zeus)

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/21

CATEGORY: Audio review, Audio review with transcript

Natalia Elliot review The Sticher and the Mute by DK Fields, a political fantasy mystery published by Head of Zeus. Research, script, recording and pr …

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Angels of Cairo

Stress, male ego, cultural appropriation, film pitches, literary festivals, laughs… It’s all here, writes Özgür Uyanık

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Gary Raymond’s latest book, Angels of Cairo, is a taut and very funny cautionary tale about the perils of creative obsession, set over one nail-biting …

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Lies and the Brontës: The Quest for the Jenkins Family

Jemma L King is amused, enthused and finally admiring of a rich portrait of a period, from micro to macro, and a book that is at once complex and likely to be debated in years to come

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

What actually is a biography? Who gets to define the truthful representation of a subject, who has the authority? And if we are being honest with ours …

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