CREATIVE
ANGELA GRAHAM

The Road

‘The Road’ opens Angela Graham’s short-fiction collection, A City Burning, which she completed in 2017 with the aid of a Writer’s Bursary from Literature Wales (supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales).


NEWS

Ed Garland announced as winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018

At a ceremony in Hay earlier this month, copywriter and former court usher Ed Garland was announced as winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018
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ESSAY ALEX DIGGINS

Cave Art of the Anthropocene

This collection situates cogent arguments in the present modern world. It also maintains a balance between, on the one hand, personal experience and voice, and on the other, impartiality, reference and research. The central concept of keeping an open door to wilderness and spirit is clarion clear, as is the urgency of building individual and communal identity through place, and narrative's role within that. Literary references range from Nan Shephard to RS Thomas. It handles particularly well the dichotomy, for loves of art, and nature, of the former's claim to immortality in the Anthropocene age.


BLOG

08/10/2018

Waking the Witch: Old Ways, New Rites

Ellen Bell assesses this visual exploration at Oriel Davies, Newtown, of the ‘witch’ through the ages, right up to feminist icon and modern-day shaman

26/09/2018

Interview with João Morais

Ann D Bjerregaard from Parthian Books interviews the Cardiff-based author João Morais about his forthcoming debut short story collection, Things that Make the Heart Beat Faster, out on 1 October

27/06/2018

Käthe Kollwitz: Portrait of the Artist

Harsher, more real, more felt, more understood than her contemporaries, Ellen Bell rediscovers the work of this artist, enjoying for the first time her understated display and allegory, and is rendered speechless by her exquisite draughtsmanship

New Summer Multimedia

Animated book trailer of the winning entry in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018 Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection, 'Fiction as a Hearing Aid'. Text by Ed Garland, reading by Michael Dante, video, subtitles and animation by Emily Roberts, artwork by Gemma Roberts, audio recording by Aled John, shotlist by Aaron Kent, Senior Producer: Gwen Davies.

REVIEW GWEN DAVIES

To Môn not Mölma: Feature review of Craith/Hidden

Gwen Davies writes that Craith/Hidden adds feminism and social conditioning to the big themes tackled by Welsh rural noir as well as asserting that individuals are not dispensable more...

VINTAGE GEMS

M WYNN THOMAS

My People and the Revenge of the Novel

'The revenge of the novel': what better phrase could be found to describe Caradoc Evans's work - My People? - even though it was, of course, at the short story form that he was chiefly to excel. more...







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