INTERVIEW by Gwen Davies

NWR Issue 94

Jim Perrin

Jim Perrin's 'Slate Country Fictions' is in the winter issue of New Welsh Review, out this week.
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Jim Perrin's latest book, West, A Journey Through the Landscapes of Loss, was out in paperback from Atlantic this spring. His essay 'Slate Country Fictions, Outside Views of Wales' looks at three novels of the past sixty years which succeed to varying degrees in capturing 'the agricultural/industrial interface along the northern and western margins of Eryri: sheep-country; slate-country; Kate Roberts country.' The novels are Patrick O'Brian's Testimonies (1952), John Wain's A Winter in the Hills (1970), and Peter Ho Davies' The Welsh Girl (2007).

You can read Jim Perrin's 'Slate Country Fictions' in the winter '11 issue of New Welsh Review.


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