New Welsh Review and Griffin Books are pleased to present:

BOOK LAUNCH for The Word by JL George Thursday 28 October 2021

Join New Welsh Review editor Gwen Davies at the online launch of The Word, a debut novel by Cardiff-based up-coming writer JL George. The author will be reading a short piece from her work, and will be speaking to Gwen Davies about dystopian fiction, queer literature and the novel’s themes of language and communication, coercive control, propaganda and disinformation. JL George was born and lives in Cardiff. She writes weird and speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in anthologies including Resist Fascism, The Black Room Manuscripts and Into the Woods, and she was a 2019 Literature Wales bursary recipient as well as winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019: Aberystwyth University Prize for a Dystopian Novella.

8pm – 9pm | Online | Tickets on sale via Eventbrite here

Tickets: £2 (redeemable against book purchases via the Griffin Books website.

Highlights from our recent event schedule have included:

  • Online launch via Facebook Live for Slatehead: The Ascent of Britain’s Slate-climbing Scene in June 2020
  • New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 Winners’ Prize Ceremony at the Summer House at Hay Festival in May 2019
  • New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 Winners’ Panel with Peter Goulding, JL George, Cynan Jones and Gwen Davies at Montgomeryshire Literature Festival in June 2019
  • Pitching workshop with New Welsh Review’s Gwen Davies and Julia Forster at the Crickhowell Literary Festival in October 2019
  • Music, Sound, Listening & Sense of Place at Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport: Highlights from the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 with Richard John Parfitt, Richard King and Ed Garland in November 2019